Thursday, 19 January 2012

Quiz woodpecker 47

Which European woodpecker did this ? OK, fairly easy, but tell what this is exactly ? And why do you think it is that species and not another ?  

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Gallery: Syrian Woodpecker female

A very interesting shot of a female Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus on the ground out in the open. Taken in Bulgaria by Mladen Vasilev. Check out more of his photos here: Mladen Vasilev Wildlife.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Recommended Reading: Woodpeckers

The current standard book on world woodpeckers is WOODPECKERS: A guide to the Woodpeckers, Piculets and Wrynecks of the World by Hans Winkler, David A Christie and David Nurney. Published in 1995 by Pica Press, UK. Though numerous taxonomic and vernacular name changes have occurred since this volume was published, it remains the standard work. Anyone interested in picids should have this fine book.