Monday, 21 May 2012

Woodpeckers as providers of nest-holes

Many secondary cavity users depend upon woodpecker holes, which are primary cavity creators, for nesting sites. This Tengmalm's (Aka Boreal) Owl Aegolius funereus chick has been raised in an old cavity of Black Woodpecker. In some regions the distribution of this owl closely mirrors that of the woodpecker. Photo by Thomas Hochebner in Lower Austria, spring 2012. 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Atypical Black Woodpecker

Male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius with pale brown tones in wing plumage. Photo by Yann Cambon taken in the Connezac district, Dordogne, France.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Gallery: Syrian Woodpecker male

Adult male Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus. Kunszentmiklos, Hungary, May 2012, Gerard Gorman. Note brown tones in the wing. Which may be due to wear or lack of pigment. 

Monday, 7 May 2012

Tremendous Work by Black Woodpecker

This photo illustrates very well what a powerful carpenter Black Woodpecker is ! Photo taken in the Alam-Pedja Reserve, Estonia, May 2012, by Gerard Gorman.