Friday, 10 June 2011

Green Woodpecker feeding Black Woodpecker chicks

Here is a link to a video on YouTube showing a Green Woodpecker Picus viridis feeding Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius chicks at their nest. Shot in Catalonia, Spain, by Joan Culi and Joan Morena, the clip shows a female sharpei race Green Woodpecker. The young are also fed by a female Black Woodpecker, presumably their own mother! It was brought to my attention by Jordi Faus Colomer and is a remarkable bit of footage. Enjoy: Green Woodpecker feeding Black Woodpecker chicks


Rosemarie said...

This is quite amazing. I wonder if the Green Woodpecker lost his/her own chicks and was attracted by the calls of the hungry Black Woodpecker chicks.

Gerard Gorman said...
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