Note posted the small red nape patch, the incomplete post-auricular stripe, large white forehead patch and fine tip to the bill. Photo taken in Armenia in 2007, by Uku Paal.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Adult female Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus alpinus. The bird is carrying larva prey to its young in the nest-hole. Photo by László Bécsy, Volovske Mountains, Slovakia, May 2007.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Bark of a Norway Spruce Picea abies removed and peeled back by Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus. This woodpecker specialises in predating the larvae of the European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus. The trails of the burrows of the larvae can be clearly seen in this photo. Volovske Mountains, Slovakia, September 2009.
Friday, 11 September 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
This shot of a Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius was taken in northern Greece by Alexandros Gassios. It is hard to see the amount of red on the crown, but it seems that it is fairly extensive and erect thus this is probably a male bird.