Thursday, 27 November 2008

Quiz woodpecker 22

Which European woodpecker species is this ? And why ?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Syrian Woodpecker? No distinctive nape stripe, paler red vent.

Domen S.

B. Eddie said...

It looks like a Syrian Woodpecker although the colour under the tail is slightly deeper than usual. Need more details to really clinch it. Where was it photographed?

John Azzopardi said...

It has to be either a Great Spotted or a Syrian Woodpecker. As it clearly lacks the post-auricular stripe, it must be a Syrian Woodpecker.