Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Syrian Woodpecker: tail pattern

This photo shows the tail of a dead juvenile Syrian Woopdecker (though age cannot be determined by this photo) found on Csepel Island, Budapest, Hungary, 2005 (Szabolcs Kókay). Note that there are white markings only on the two outer-most feathers (rectrices). Minimal white in the tail is an important feature that separates Syrian Woodpecker from Great Spotted Woodpecker (all ages and both sexes).

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