Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. European Bird Census Council. Available at:

Garmendia, A., Cárcamo, S., and Schwendtner, O. 2006. Forest management considerations for conservation of black woodpecker Dryocopus martius and white-backed woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos populations in Quinto Real (Spanish Western Pyrenees). Forest Diversity and Management, pp. 339-355. Springer Netherlands.

Winkler, H. and Christie, D. 2002. Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of th e Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Zhelezov, G. 2010. Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern Europe. Springer, New York.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Dryocopus martius. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.