Sunday, 28 April 2013

Syrian Woodpecker on utility-pole

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus on the top of a utility-pole in a garden in Budapest. The lack of red on the hindcrown indicates a female. 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Syrian Woodpecker close up

Here is a close up of the head of a Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. The red on the hindcrown indicates a male. Note the lack of a post-auricular stripe. In a close relative, Great Spotted Woodpecker, there is such a line (running over ear-coverts to touch the black nape).

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Syrian Woodpecker with walnut

Syrian Woodpeckers are very fond on nuts. This female with half a walnut shell was photographed in Budapest, Hungary by Szabolcs Kokay.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Quiz Woodpecker 2

Here is the 2nd quiz woodpecker for 2013. Identifying this European species should not be hard, but which sex is it ?