Friday, 15 January 2010

Grey-headed (Grey-faced) Woodpecker Clip

This Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus (aka Grey-faced Woodpecker) was filmed foraging on a wall in a stone quarry in northern Hungary in January 2010. It is not clear whether the bird is collecting minerals or invertebrates from the surface. Dan Bastaja, who filmed the bird, says the bird had soil on its beak and seemed to be eating it. There is a lot of windy background noise, but it is nevertheless a great clip.