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|Unless you saw this next to or soon after seeing a Downy Woodpecker you would be unlikely to be able to distinguish between this much larger woodpecker and the smaller Downy. Taken this morning at the suet feeder on a very overcast day, at ISO 3200. It seemed much more suspicious of my movements than the Downy's, which will happily gorge themselves even if they see me.|
The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests.
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Bella immagine di questo picchio con una eccellente nitidezza e splendidi colori naturali bene la composizione complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.
- [2012-07-22 12:29]
Hi Alan,spectacular capture of this woodpecker,the plumage details is really fantastic,great light management and nice position too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano