female on the tree trunk, pecking and calling

female on the tree trunk, pecking and calling
Species: Syrian Woodpecker   Dendrocopos syriacus
Author: Ruslan Mazuryk
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Added to IBC: 2 Jul 2017 - 14:35
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Altitude (m): 
306 meters


Submitted by Greg Baker on
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Again, this is not a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.  Zooming in too much has again over-pixellated the image.  It is probably Syrian (although I cannot detect any streaking on the flanks) but an open-faced Great Spotted is also a possibility.  There is a hint of red on the forehead which might point to it being an immature Great Spotted. 

Submitted by Ruslan Mazuryk on
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Thanks for the help! Apparently, I do not know much about the Spotted Woodpeckers...

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Ruslan Mazuryk, IBC1388238. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1388238.

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Ruslan Mazuryk, IBC1388238. Video of Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus at Toky, Ukraine. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1388238.

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