Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Quiz woodpecker 38

Which species of European woodpecker is this ? And why ?

4 comments:

Robin said...

Under the low lighting conditions (or even back light) I'd go with Black as the beak and eye appear to be the lightest part of the bird. It also appears to be a larger size bird.

Gerard Gorman said...

Yes, Black Woodpecker. Actually, the bill of the bird in this photo gives it away. No other picid in Europe has a bill of such proportions.

JRandSue said...

100% Black Woodpecker.

Gerard Gorman said...

100% ? Ummmm... can you be sure it is not one of those dummies like the one they put up in Cumbria last year and which fooled a few folks ? :-)