Thursday, 29 March 2012

Gallery: Green Woodpecker male

Male Green Woodpecker Picus viridis. Hertfordshire, UK, photo by Dave Attrill.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Feeding Sign: White-backed Woodpecker

Feeding evidence of White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos. Such fine, shallow shaving on standing dead trees or stumps is typically done by this species in winter. Photo taken in Slovakia by Gerard Gorman. 

Friday, 2 March 2012

Recommended Reading: HBW Volume 7.

Volume 7 of Handbook of the Birds of the World (Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 2002) covers Jacamars to Woodpeckers, with 260 pages devoted to the Picidae. These pages, authored by Hans Winkler and David Christie, are an essential reference for all who are interested in woodpeckers. With both authors being European, the 10 European species are expertly presented.