For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Mega: species that have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable.
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Grey-headed Woodpecker breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Lichtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Moldova Norway Poland Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine