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Woodpecker

Observed: 10th March 2013 By: FCox143FCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in BirdsFCox143’s reputation in Birds
IMG_8741
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Simon Walker's picture

It's a Male

Red patch on the back of its head.

Isavar's picture

The red on the under tail

The red on the under tail coverts makes it a great spotted. Lesser spotted lacks those red feathers.
The red on the nape makes him a male.
Excellent spot!

JonathanWallace's picture

The crimson vent (the

The crimson vent (the underside from the legs back) also indicates this is a Great spotted woodpecker.

Jonathan Wallace

Isavar's picture

Thanks Jonathan, I had never

Thanks Jonathan, I had never looked at that detail!!

FCox143's picture

Thank you

Thanks for the info - I had meant to ID it as Greater - however after typing Dendrocopos into the box I think I must have clicked the wrong one... Thanks again for your ID points!!