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Great Spotted Woodpecker; Pico Picapinos

Dendrocopos major


Great spotted woodpecker probably eating ants or larvae on a pine tree stump. 23–26 centimetres long with a 38–44 centimetres wingspan. Easy to identify because of the black and white shoulders with red undertail coverts. Males have a crimson spot on the nape as this is the case.


Spotted at a pine-tree (Pinus silvestris) forest. Reserva de la Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefons-El Espinar.


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_0510, 0515, 0516

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Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.71, Long: -4.24

Spotted on Apr 22, 2018
Submitted on May 17, 2018

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