Friday, 24 January 2020

White-backed Woodpecker lilfordi race

An adult male White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi. Abruzzo Mts, Italy, January 2020. Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Budapest, Hungary, 2019. The sexes are alike, and it is hard to separate them in the field. 

Saturday, 28 December 2019


In the summer of 2019 the HUNGARIAN WOODPECKER WORKING GROUP (in Hungarian: MME Harkályvédelmi Munkacsoport) was formed. The group is a specialist group of the Hungarian Ornithological & Nature Conservation Society (MME) based in Budapest. Aims of the group include seeking to study and conserve woodpeckers and their habitats in Hungary and promote and increase interest in these important and popular birds, and the places where they live, amongst the general public.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Syrian Woodpecker female

Here is a nice Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. A female, note the lack of red on the nape. Thanks to David Carlsson who took this shot in Hungary in October 2019.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Black Woodpecker male

Adult male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius, Hungary, by David Carlsson. 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

NEW! Hungarian Woodpecker Working Group

Very pleased to announce the establishment of the HUNGARIAN WOODPECKER WORKING GROUP, founded this spring in Budapest. It will work under the umbrella of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society (MME). Lots of plans and plenty to do! Here is the group's logo.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

White-backed Woodpecker in flight

A male White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos takes off! Photo by David Carlsson taken in Belarus in May 2019.