Green Woodpecker

£27.00

Height 20 cm ( 8″)

The largest of the woodpeckers it is the size of a pigeon. With a heavy looking body, short tail and a strong rather long bill

 

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The largest of the woodpeckers it is the size of a pigeon. With a heavy looking body, short tail and a strong rather long bill. Green grey upper parts, vivid yellow green rump and red crown. Black around the eye the moustache mark of the male is dull red and the female is black. Spends a lot of time feeding on the ground where it moves in a series of hops. Feeds by drumming into the bark of trees to get insects but also feeds away from trees in open grassy areas where it extracts ants from their nests. It makes a rather feeble drumming sound.

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Weight 1.5 kg

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