Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Great Spotted Woodpecker: adult female preening
This excellent photo of an adult female Great Spotted Woodpecker preening was taken in Budapest, Hungary (Szabolcs Kokay). Even on this unusual view all the key features indicating the species can be seen: red undertail coverts and ventral area, white outer tail feathers and complete post-auricular stripe. The lack of red on the nape denotes a female.