Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

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Greater Spotted Woodpecker - I have one of these that very loudly visits my bird feeder

Greater Spotted Woodpecker - I have one of these that very loudly visits my bird feeder

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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). It is widespread throughout Europe and northern Asia - from Ireland and Portugal to China and Siberia.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). It is widespread throughout Europe and northern Asia - from Ireland and Portugal to China and Siberia.

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The European Green Woodpecker -a member of the woodpecker family This bird occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia

The European Green Woodpecker -a member of the woodpecker family This bird occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia

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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a bird species of the woodpecker family. It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a bird species of the woodpecker family. It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia.

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