Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Green Woodpecker

This colourful Green Woodpecker is a regular visitor to our garden, where she and members of her family feed on ants living in our lawn - their favourite feeding ground is short grass where they can use their long, strong beaks to dig into the ant colonies. You can tell this one is female because male Green Woodpeckers have a red patch inside their black "moustache". Green Woodpeckers are the largest and most colourful of our native British woodpeckers. Their flight is undulating, and their call sounds like someone laughing - very loudly :)
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