Saturday, 25 June 2016

Book: Developments in Woodpecker Biology

This recently published book contains 8 papers by different authors on a range of subjects including woodpecker systematics, morphology, cognition, ecology, breeding biology and population densities. It is edited by Hans Winkler and published by the Biologiezentrum des Oberosterreichischen Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria. I am honoured to have a paper of my own included: Foraging signs and cavities of some European woodpeckers (Picidae): Identifying the clues that lead to establishing the presence of species. Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 20 May 2016

White-backed Woodpecker male

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos, adult male. Nominate race leucotos. Hungary, May, 2016. Photo by Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Syrian Woodpecker

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus, Hungary, May, 2016. Photo by Gerard Gorman.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bialowieza Forest, Poland

Please follow the link, read and sign the petition. A wonderful (woodpecker-filled) forest is in danger...


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Black Woodpecker with partially brown plumage

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. A bird moulting with heavy brown tones in the wings. Photo by Yann Cambon, Connezac, France.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Woodpecker cartoons

The work of Finnish cartoonist Seppo Leinonen simply but wonderfully highlights many issues concerning forests, woodpeckers and the overall environment. Check it out here:

Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Woodpecker Year - 2015

It has been a great year for me in my quest to observe, hear, photograph, sound record, and generally learn more about woodpeckers. And many thanks to everyone who contributed to this blog (Gerard Gorman). To end the year, here is a Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius from the woods in the Buda Hills, just 10 minutes from where I am writing this.