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Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus


Medium size (20 cm) woodpecker in search for insects in a dead spruce.


Mixed forest


I noticed this creature when I was on my usual trip around the forest in my neighborhood, when I found it I was able to get as close as 3 meter but unfortunately I scared it off before I was able to get some better pictures.

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Gaia80 7 years ago

How cool :) Congrats to you as well.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Hi Gaia... Your spotting are the first on Project Noah of this bird, congrats... And I finally got my spotting of this bird too ;)

Gaia80 8 years ago

Thanks Stian! I'm hoping to spot it once again soon, I've never seen this one before I believe. And such fun to get so close, it was preoccupied with searching for food so it didn't notice me at first. But in my effort to get even closer I tripped and scared it off, at least I got some pictures good enough to identify the species which i think is correct.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Fantastic pictures Gaia! This one's on my wishing list!!

Gaia80 8 years ago

Thank you Maria! I know there must be something with my camera that makes it difficult to take clear pictures, I just started to use my camera so i have a lot to learn before I'm able to take crystal clear pictures.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice spotting - I like the last photo best!

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Vestfold, Norway

Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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