Monday, 10 November 2008

Quiz woodpecker 20

What is this species. And sex ? And why ? Photo taken by Julia Burton in Hungary in October 2008.


Anonymous said...

Syrian Woodpecker? Pale red undertail, lacks the black characteristic "ear line" on the head.

Domen Stanic

Gerard Gorman: said...

That is right. And another helpful feature, especially as it is unclear on this photo whether the post-auricular stripe crosses the cheek or not, is the outer tail feather that is visible. It is almost all black, with just a white dot.