Monday, 30 September 2013

Photographers - A Thank You

I'd like to thank all the photographers who contributed their images of woodpeckers for possible inclusion in my forthcoming book WOODPECKERS OF THE WORLD - A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE. I cannot say just yet which photos will be included, as there are many to select from, but a big thank you to all. The book will be edited and formatted during in the coming months and hopefully released next summer. Gerard Gorman. This male White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis confusus was photographed by Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines, by Alain Pascua.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Picid in Focus: White Woodpecker

Here is a nice shot of a White Woodpecker Melanerpes candidus taken in the Pantanal, Brazil, by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours).

Monday, 9 September 2013

Andean Flicker puna race

Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola puna. There are three races of this species - puna is very buff and males have red on the hindneck/nape. This bird is a male, note the red in the malar stripe.Photo taken in central Peru, November 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Picid in Focus: Imperial Woodpecker

Here is a species Campephilus imperialis that I have not got a shot of in the wild. In fact, in recent times no one has even seen this wonderful woodpecker, the largest picid known to exist. Endemic to Mexico it is, sadly, probably extinct. Photo of a male taken in the Vienna Natural History Museum.