Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Recommended Reading: Woodpeckers

The current standard book on world woodpeckers is WOODPECKERS: A guide to the Woodpeckers, Piculets and Wrynecks of the World by Hans Winkler, David A Christie and David Nurney. Published in 1995 by Pica Press, UK. Though numerous taxonomic and vernacular name changes have occurred since this volume was published, it remains the standard work. Anyone interested in picids should have this fine book.  

1 comment:

Wanda said...

I enjoyed finding your blog as I search for an answer. I live in Munich and have been trying to track down what bird makes holes on the outside of buildings in higher elevations. The holes are all near the corners. I believe it must be some kind of woodpecker. I've observed a couple different kinds. Today I saw the bird go into the hole. I could swear it looked dark yellow or a lighter green. Could it be a green woodpecker? Do they build homes in building? Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.