Sunday, 13 January 2008

Quiz woodpecker 10

And which woodpecker species is this ? Is it possible to sex it? Again, this should not be too difficult to ID, though the bird is obscured and the light poor. Photo taken by Robert Tuff in Hungary in 2007.


redyeyedvideo said...

I would guess Grey-headed Woodpecker, Picus canus male judging by the amount of black in front of the eye? (If it's possible to sex at this angle)

Gerard Gorman: said...

Hi redeyedvideo, Correct, Picus canus. No, it cannot be sexed on this shot. The forecrown is not visible. By the way, the black "in front of the eye" is the malar stripe. Thanks, Gerard