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


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.