catomite's picture

Woodpecker???

Observed: 22nd March 2013 By: catomitecatomite’s reputation in Birds
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chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

Hi, when adding an ID don't forget to add a Latin name, just press "get recommended" having entered the common name. It is this name that links your sighting to others on iSpot.

Isavar's picture

Hi Catomite You are very

Hi Catomite
You are very right, it is a great spotted and all that red you talk about on the tail is the red under tail coverts that is one of the diagnostic features to tell it from a lesser spotted

Isabel
London biodiversity mentor

Ray Turner's picture

It's a Boy

Also worth mentioning the red on the back of the neck shows this bird to be a male.

Ray

Ray