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green woodpecker

green woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Catalin Dicoi (pocu) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 10] (65)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1300 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 15:19
Viewed: 3924
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was hidden in the dried grass and when it stood up, right before flying I had the chance to shot it.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Picus viridis
STATUS: Fairly common resident over much of England and Wales, especially the southern parts. Scarce and locally distributed in Scotland (which it colonised in the 1940's), and absent from Ireland.
HABITAT: Found in woods, farmland, parks and large gardens (where it is often seen feeding on ants in lawns), and heaths and coastal dunes.
DESCRIPTION: Distinctive, large woodpecker and the only British species to show green tones. Most noted features are the red cap and often strikingly yellowish rump as the bird flies away. Has a loud, characteristic 'laughing' call.
SIZE: 31 - 33 cm (12)

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-02-27 15:29]

Great shot of a beautiful bird. In Holland the green woodpecker is quite rare.You were lucky to come so close.
The snow makes this photo special.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-27 15:33]

Hi Catalin,
Nice shot. I have a Green Woodpecker that comes into my garden, but whenever I have my camera ready he is never there :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-27 20:52]

Great capture, Catalin, of this green woodpecker. I have never seen this bird before, so thank you for introducing me to another species. Very pretty colors. I like the way it is looking way up. Wonder what it is looking at. TFS. : )

Hi Catalin,
congratulations, you had so much luck to see this beautiful bird and also make a shot with this good quality. I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Buna Catalin,
Reusita poza! Eu as adauga mai multa culoare, in rest e ok.

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