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Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Description:

Female black woodpecker



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26 Comments (1–25)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Added one new picture with the work of a black woodpecker!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Det kan hende vi har en bok som er lik som din her.
Jeg finner den bare på dansk og i danske butikker ;)

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Jeg er ihvertfald rigtig glad for den :)

Jeg ved ikke om den er udgivet i Norge, da det er en dansk forfatter...

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Det virker som en veldig bra bok, jeg har ikke sett den boka her men kan nok hende jeg finner den etterhvert ;)

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

I Nordens Fugle er der ved hver fugl en generel beskrivelse + hvor ses arten + hvordan ses arten oftest + trækforhold + udbredelse + yngleforhold + føde og der er både fotos + tegninger af hver fugl med kommentarer til kendetegn og køn mm.
Jeg har mange fuglebøger, men denne bruger jeg mest :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Jeg har en bok med Fugler i Norge. Men i den står det ikke hvor mange par som hekker og sånt... Står mest om størrelse på fugler og hvor i Norge de lever :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago


Jeg skrev forkert...
Det er ISBN 87-02-02989-8

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Takk for tipset =)
Skal se om jeg finner den

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Nordens Fugle, det er en rigtig god bog på visse områder :)
Udgivet af Gyldendal, forfatter Benny Génsbøl..
ISBN 87-02-02989-9

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Thanks Mary =)
That's the great thing with Project Noah, always learn something new =)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

I did notice that, I heard that drum, drum and did look for it... That's the first time I have heard this on... I'm used to hear the great spotted woodpecker and that a completely other drumming :)

Jeannette where do you read all this, just wondering?

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

The Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker doesn't have any red markings not even the male, it has yellow "hair" instead :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 2 years ago

Wonderful photos and once again I learned something new. I didn't know there was a such thing as black woodpeckers. Thanks for sharing

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

The female only drum about a second and then stop :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

The woodpecker drumming are a great sound =)

They could be the same family.
It's great how they have the red markings, all woodpecker seems to have that

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

That's tru Jeanette we have the green woodpecker around here, but i have never seen it before. One day I hope to get a spotting of that too....

Are that true! i didn't know that... I did hear this female from a great distance

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Northern flicker have totally different colors. They belong to the same family if I am not mistaken.
So red does seem to be a trade mark kind of ,in wood peckers! Funny how nature has it's own coding .

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

i never feel that bird sounds are annoying. it has a sedative effect on me.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

This is all black with red top, the male have more red top and the female.
And the beak are yellow white isch.

I read that the Northern Flicker are a bit smaller then the black woodpecker

Thanks Emma ;)

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

You also get green woodpeckers...

The male black woodpecker's drumming can be heard from a distance of 2 kilometers, it drums up to 3-4 sec. with 17 hits/sec, :)

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Silhouette is the same.
Most woodpeckers are a combination of black red and white.
Beaks are never yellow.
great pic!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

The black woodpecker are the biggest of woodpeckers in Europe, it's 50-55 cm long and a wingspan of 64-68 cm and just 300g...
I think this woodpecker just lives in europe and asia!

Yeah, they got very similar tails ;)

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

I noticed in pic number 3 that it's tail is very much like that of a Northern Flicker .

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Usually we see other birds that are black, a black wood pecker though is something new!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Det er en stor fin fugl.... Er det ikke flere i Danmark nei, og ja den er ganske sjelden å se her...
Så den i dag for første gang på mange år =)

Akershus, Norway

Lat: 60.29, Long: 11.19

Spotted on Feb 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 26, 2012

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