Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Season's Greetings to Everyone

Adult male (Eurasian) Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) foraging in snow. Budapest, Hungary, Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Acorn Woodpecker and granary

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus at its 'granary', a food storage site. Portal, Arizona, USA, 2014, Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Fernandina's Flicker female

Fernandina's Flicker Colaptes fernandinae. Endemic to Cuba, vulnerable and endangered. Pinar Del Rio, Western Cuba, March, Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Andean Flicker holes

Holes (for nesting and/or roosting) made by Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) in the mud brick wall of a house. In village in the Andes, Peru. October 2016. This highly terrestrial woodpecker rarely pecks in wood!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Acorn Woodpecker female

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus. 
Arizona, USA, July 2014. This is a female, males have all of the crown red.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Syrian Woodpecker posing

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus posing on a wooden utility pole in a village in Hungary. September 2016, Gerard Gorman.