Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Woodpecker Holes in Telephone Pole

This photo shows a wooden telephone pole that woodpeckers have made holes in. Both Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major and Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus are present in the park in northern Serbia where this photo was taken and both of these species could be responsible.

2 comments:

Mike said...

I see this quite a lot where I live in the Gaverres hills of Northern Spain - probably middle spotted - which seems to be commonest here. Are there any records of white backed woodpecker further south than the Pyrenees?

Gerard Gorman said...

Hi Mike, I have not heard, or read about, WBW south of the Pyrennes. Not even in the older literature. But might be best for you to speak to local birders who might have more up-to-date info. Do you have Black Woodpeckers where you are ? And Iberian Green ? Gerard.