Sunday, 23 November 2008

Black Woodpecker: fresh feeding site

This close up shows the fresh feeding site of a Black Woodpecker. The bird was searching for carpenter ants which have their colonies inside tree trunks. The hole was some 30cm long by 16cm wide and 20cm deep (two adult hands could easily fit inside). Indeed the bird that made the hole must have been at times totally inside the hole when excavating it. Photo taken near Subotica, Serbia, in November 2009.

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