Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Great Spotted Woodpecker: adult male ID

The main distinction between adult male and female Great Spotted Woodpeckers is the presence of a bright red nape patch on the male, which the female lacks. The males black crown often has a rather bluish sheen and, as with most woodpecker,s the male’s bill is heavier though this is not really noticeable in the field. The photo here is of an adult male in Hungary (László Nehézy)

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