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Grey-headed Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker
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Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 161] (846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 8:32
Viewed: 3086
Points: 4
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This very rare bird is coming to feed pork third winter in a row. He is written to Lithuania's "Red book".

The Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus) is a Eurasian member of the woodpecker family Piciformes.

Its plumage closely resembles its near relative the Green Woodpecker. It has green upperparts, pale grey underparts and a yellow rump. It has a grey head with black moustache, and the male has a red crown. It has a shorter neck, slimmer bill and slightly rounder head than the Green Woodpecker.

It is 25-28 cm long and weighs 130-180 grams.

Grey-headed woodpeckers live in leaf forests and mixed forests. They breed in May, lay five to ten eggs which are brought up by both parents. The young hatch after 15-17 days, and learn to fly in four weeks.

Summertime, the grey-headed woodpecker eats maggots, beetle larvae and other insects. Wintertime in takes even seeds, and can come to garden feeding place especially if fat is offered.

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Bellissima foto e originale composizione che perņ attrae l'occhio sul soggetto. ciao gigicacco

Hello Arunas,
This is a beautiful capture and it is the first time I see one like this. I didn't even know this specie existed. You caught great details on the bird in a typical pose. I like this POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this unusual bird; this is really well done. Thanks,

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