Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sounds: Black Woodpecker

This species ranges across much of Eurasia. It is often vocal.

Call of a territorial male Dryocopus martius

Recorded in Budapest, Hungary, by Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Literature: Remarkable Woodpeckers

The full title of this book by Stan Tekiela is Remarkable Woodpeckers: Incredible Images and Characteristics. The book does indeed contain some stunning photographs of 22 picid species from Canada and the USA, mostly by Stan Tekiela himself. Though the photography dominates, there are also many short paragraphs on various aspects of woodpecker natural history. Published by Adventure Publications Inc. Cambridge, MN, USA.