Saturday, 20 March 2010

Wildlife: Black Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius is one the the biggest woodpeckers in the world. An impressive woodland dweller with a huge bill with which it hacks into tree trunks, logs and stumps to search for ants and beetles. It is an Old World species found in deciduous, conifer and mixed forests from Europe through Asia to Japan. It does not occur in the British Isles but is locally common in central and eastern Europe. This photo taken in the Danube Delta, Romania by Dan Petrescu.

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