The European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. There are four subspecies and it occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia. All have green upper-parts, paler yellowish underparts, a red crown and moustachial stripe which has a red center in males but is all black in females.
A combination of old deciduous trees for nesting, and nearby feeding grounds with plenty of ants, is essential. This is usually found in semi-open landscapes with small woodlands, hedges, scattered old trees, edges of forests and floodplain forests. Suitable habitats for foraging include grassland, heaths, plantations, orchards and lawns.
Photos taken @ Bikodze, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Lat: 44.51, Long: 18.47
Spotted on Mar 18, 2011
Submitted on Nov 29, 2018