Neotropical Bird Club, has a great photo of female Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) on the cover.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
WOODPECKER is due to be published this summer by Reaktion Books, London, in their acclaimed Animal Series. Written by Gerard Gorman the book examines not only the natural but the cultural history of the animal... how it has been viewed by people from ancient times to the present day, and examines the woodpecker in art, literature, media, religion, mythology, legend and folklore.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
The Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus) is a woodpecker which does not peck wood. It is arguably the most terrestrial woodpecker species on the planet, rarely seen near trees. Here is an image of its habitat and an earth bank with nesting holes (see very top right of the bank). This species is endemic to southern Africa (South Africa and Lesotho), where it is not uncommon locally. This location was in the Sani Pass in SA at around 2500m above sea-level (Gerard Gorman).