14 November, 2009

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Picus viridis

Population Estimate: 2M - 5M

Range / Habitat: Eurasian Green Woodpecker is essentially resident in its range, from W Europe and North Africa, to W Asia.

Field Notes: Adult male has green plumage. Upperparts are bright yellow-green. Rump is bright yellow. Uppertail coverts are yellow with green bases. Uppertail feathers are blackish with green edges. Central pair shows some pale bars. Long, pointed bill is dark grey to blackish, with paler base of lower mandible. Eyes are white with pinkish-white eye-ring. Short legs and zygodactylous feet are greenish-grey.

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