Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Gallery: Wryneck

Wrynecks Jynx torquilla do not excavate their own cavities. This one used the old nest-hole of a Middle Spotted Woodpecker to raise its brood. Photo by Gerard Gorman, Bukks Hills, Hungary, June 2012.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Gallery: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker male

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor. Europe's smallest picid species. This is a male, note the red crown. Photo by Gerard Gorman, Estonia, May 2012.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Habitat: mature Pyrenean beech forest

Mature beechwoods in the Pyrenees Mountains are home to the lilfordi race of White-backed Woodpecker as well as Great Spotted and Black Woodpeckers. Iberian Green Woodpecker breeds in more open areas and at edges. Photo by Gerard Gorman, Western Pyrenees, Navarra, Spain, 2012.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Artwork - Black Woodpecker

This black-and-white drawing by Szabolcs Kokay shows two adult male Black Woodpeckers in dispute. It appears in the monograph The Black Woodpecker (Lynx Edcions), on page71, at the beginning of the chapter BEHAVIOUR.