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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.


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


Northern, or Common, flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus), yellow-shafted female. Medium-sized member of the woodpecker family, native to North America and Central America. Two subspecies: The yellow-shafted f. in eastern North America, and the red-shafted f. in western North America. Photo: Nature's Pic's

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Heart-spotted Woodpecker. They have a contrasting black and white pattern, a distinctively stubby body with a large wedge-shaped head making them easy to identify. They have a wide distribution across Asia with populations in the forests of southwestern and central India which are a slightly separated from their ranges in the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.


Cuban Green Woodpecker - " . . . they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"