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Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

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The European Green Woodpecker -a member of the woodpecker family This bird occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia

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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). It is widespread throughout Europe and northern Asia - from Ireland and Portugal to China and Siberia.

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Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk.
from Mail Online

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

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While this sparrowhawk scanned the sky in search of a feathered meal, it did not notice the great spotted woodpecker it hunted earlier was only hiding some 50cm below it! By staying motionless for tedious minutes, the woodpecker eventually succeeded to stay safe from the hawk-eyed gaze of motion.
from Mail Online

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

While this sparrowhawk scanned the sky in search of a feathered meal, it did not notice the great spotted woodpecker it hunted earlier was only hiding some 50cm below it! By staying motionless for tedious minutes, the woodpecker eventually succeeded to stay safe from the hawk-eyed gaze of motion.

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