Monday, 27 April 2009

Perched Syrian Woodpecker

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus perched sideways on a thin branch. Note the lack of a black post-auricular stripe, pink ventral area and lack of white on the outer tail feathers. Photo taken in Tiszafured, Hungary, in April 2009 by Yvonne Simmonds.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Conifer Cone - Great Spotted Woodpecker

Conifer cone worked upon by Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. The cone scales have a jagged, ruffled appearance as they have been prised open sideways so that the seeds inside can be taken out. This has caused the rough, ruffled appearance of the cone. Found at Jasov, Slovakia, March 2009.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Green Woodpecker: terrestrial

A Green Woodpecker Picus viridis in a typical pose, foraging on the ground. Though some other species, such as Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, do feed on the ground Green Woodpecker is without question the specialist in this niche in Europe. Photo taken in Hungary by Phil Briggs.