|Copyright: Catalin Dicoi (pocu)
|Date Taken: 2006-02-15|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20, Leica 36-432mm|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1300 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 15:19|
|[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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- [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.
- [2006-02-27 15:33]
Nice shot. I have a Green Woodpecker that comes into my garden, but whenever I have my camera ready he is never there :)
- [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. : )
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