|Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis)
|Date Taken: 2006-11-05|
|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|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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
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,