Friday, 21 May 2010

Black Woodpecker Foraging Holes

More of those fantastic holes that Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius makes when searching for Carpenter Ants. Note that the tree is hollow inside and this is where the ants live. Photo by Josef Chytil, Czech Republic.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

White-backed Woodpecker Tree Stump

Tree stump shaved in typical and classic fashion by White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos. Zemplen Hills, Hungary, May, 2010.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Gallery: adult male Green Woodpecker

Adult male Green Woodpecker Picus viridis. Note the red in the malar stripe. Females lack this. Photo taken by Mladen Vasilev in Bulgaria.