Friday, 18 January 2019

Lineated Woodpecker eating avocado

Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus, female, eating avocado fruit, Brazil, January 2017. Thanks to Andy Foster for this great image.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Season's Greetings!

Here's hoping for many woodpeckers - wrynecks, piculets, flickers, flamebacks, yellownapes, all - in 2019!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Golden-olive Woodpecker

Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus. Photo by Gerard Gorman taken in Peru, October 2018. This is a male - note the bold red malar patch and all-red crown.

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.