|Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis)
|Date Taken: 2007-01-20|
|Camera: Nikon D80|
|Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 8:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae.|
Great Spotted Woodpecker is 23-26 cm long, with a 38-44 cm wingspan. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers are barred; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts crimson. The bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey,
The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson. It may be distinguished from the smaller Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.
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Nice shot of a shy bird.
Was she really asleep or did she closed her eyes at the moment of the shot ?
- [2007-01-23 9:31]
lovely composition and details :)
Nice pose by the bird too,
- [2007-01-23 15:43]
Very nice shot. Sharp and spot on.