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Woodpecker,Greater spotted (Dendrocopos major)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Woodpecker,Greater spotted (Dendrocopos major)

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A bird normally found in woodlands and parks, this is the UKs most common woodpecker. The sexes are similar except that the male has a red patch on the nape, and the female does not.
Woodpeckers probe tree trunks for insects and larvae, but also feed on nuts and berries (in the winter).
The drumming that is heard in early spring is the males song to the female. They usually nest in dead trees, producing only 1 clutch a year of 3-8 fledglings.

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