Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Picid in Focus: Speckle-chested Piculet

Speckle-chested Piculet Picumnus steindachneri. Endemic to NW Peru. Photo of this female (males have red on the forecrown) taken near Afluentes in November 2012 by Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Picid in Focus: Yellow-fronted Woodpecker male

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes flavifrons This is a male, note the red crown and nape. Photo of this stunning species taken by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Tours) in Intervales, Brazil.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Picid in Focus: Syrian Woodpecker

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. Female, note lack of red on nape. Ranges from the Middle East to C & E Europe. In many areas it is an urban bird, as this photo illustrates. Photo taken in Hungary by Gerard Gorman.