Hölzinger, J. & R. Schlenker
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Brutvorkommen des Mittelspechts Dendrocopos medius auf ägäischen Inseln und dem angrenzenden Festland.
(von 1994 bis 2006 vergeben)
Brut, Verbreitung, Wald, Insel
Griechenland, Ägäis, Türkei
The occurrence of Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius as a breeding species on the Aegean Islands and the adjacent mainland. Until its discovery on the island of Lesvos in 1961, the Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius was not known as a breeding bird species on the Aegean Islands. In the course of systematic mapping of the birds of Greece, carried out since 1981, the Middle Spotted Woodpecker was also recorded as a breeding species on two further islands in the Aegean: Evia (seven breeding territories) and Samos (three breeding territories). Based on a quantitative census carried out in 2000, on Lesvos the species appears to occur throughout the entire island, up to an altitude of 830 m a.s.l. and with a total of 152 breeding territories (Fig. 5). All three islands where the Middle Spotted Woodpecker is currently known to occur as a breeding species are situated close to the mainland, with both Lesvos and Samos off the coast of Asia Minor and Evia off the coast of central Greece. A complete census of the breeding birds of 44 further Aegean islands has been carried out without Middle Spotted Woodpeckers being found (Table 1, Fig. 4). Some of these islands are closer to the mainland coast than those with a breeding population and several, such as Thassos, Samothrace, Chios, Rhodes, Skiathos and Skopelos, have a habitat structure that appears to be suitable for the species.
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