Sunday, 3 August 2008

Quiz woodpecker 18

Next up... another flight view of a European woodpecker species. Which is it ? And why ?


Anonymous said...

I'm not really sure between Syrian and Great Spotted Woodpecker. I exclude White-backed because I don't see any streaking on the breast. But I would say Syrian Woodpecker. The vent seems more pale red and I can see a little bit of streaking near the red.
Maybe I'm wrong...


Gerard Gorman: said...

Hi Domen, It is a Syrian Woodpecker. The key factor for me on this shot are the outer tail feathers. They show very little white. On a Great Spotted Woodpecker there would be much more white in the outer tail feathers.