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Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Description:

A female

Habitat:

Forest

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9 Comments

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Congrats ;) It's easier to hear the woodpecker then to spot it. Owls usually move in to old woodpecker holes, I always look for blackwoodpecker holes under the breeding season. It can be a chance to spot a owl later ;)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

Thanks! I saw it for the first time in my life...but just watched a documentary saying black woodpecker are important for small owl species because they open the holes in the trees that fits the owls :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Great picture, love this bird. This is my favorite woodpecker..

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

True, we can always hear them but really hard to see. This bird wasn't that shy so I could get a bit close.

Ursula
Ursula 6 years ago

I wish I'll have a chance to photograph woodpecker myself one day! I can always hear them but never see them :/

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

Thanks, Cindy!

Beautiful!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

Yea, finally we got some sun so I could go out! It's not a rare bird but I also saw it for the first time.

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

wohooo, you are back!!! Never seen this one before, really nice bird! Rare find?

FaredinAliyevski
Spotted by
FaredinAliyevski

Gif-sur-Yvette, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Feb 16, 2014
Submitted on Feb 17, 2014

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