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I am sorting some pictures and found this one taken from Swiss Jura Mountains (North part, alt ~700m) in March 2013.

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The day before I saw a Dendrocopos major (Great spotted woodpecker) and without looking thoroughly before I though it would be a young one.

Now when I examine in more details the picture it seems to be a Dendrocopos medius (Middle spotted woodpecker).

Am I right? Can someone confirm this?

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You are right, this must be a Middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos medius. It has clear stripes on its belly, and the black stripe on its cheek does not reach the beak. The beak is also smaller, but size is always hard to judge.

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