Alternative name: Algerian Woodpecker
- Picus vaillantii
31–33 cm (12-13 in)
- Dark green upperparts
- Yellowy-green underparts
- Red nape
- Black moustache with a light upper border
- Yellow rump
- Black and white barred primaries
- Grey bill and feet
Male has a crimson crown
Female has a grey crown and red nape
Differs from the closely related Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis in lacking black around the eye, and in females having a grey, not red, crown. The Iberian Green Woodpecker Picus (viridis) sharpei is intermediate.
Their diet is chiefly insects, particularly ants, which are captured using their long sticky tongues.
They nest in tree holes. The clutch consists of 4-8 glossy white eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Levaillant's Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 2 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Levaillant%27s_Woodpecker