Thursday, 15 November 2018

Female Nubian Woodpecker

Female Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica. Photo by Sally Cooper, taken in Tanzania, in April, 2018.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Andean Flicker

Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) on the roof of a house in a settlement in the Andes, Peru. October 2018. 

Friday, 12 October 2018

Syrian Woodpecker - an urban picid

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. Szabadszallas, Kiskunsag, Hungary, October 2018. This species is often found in urban habitats. Photo: Gerard Gorman.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Eurasian Wryneck - in hand

A Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla about to be released after being ringed (banded). Bourgas, Bulgaria, September 2018 (Gerard Gorman). 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Europe's smallest

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor. At just 14-16cm long this species is the smallest picid in Europe. Photo taken recently in Hungary, by Gerard Gorman. 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

BOOK - RSPB SPOTLIGHT WOODPECKERS

The title WOODPECKERS in the RSPB SPOTLIGHT series of books is due out very soon. I have received a pre-publication copy and it looks good! This colourful book focuses mainly on the four species occurring in Britain - Great Spotted, Lesser Spotted and Green Woodpeckers and Wryneck, but also includes background on woodpeckers around the world. For more details click WOODPECKERS.