Great Spotted Woodpecker



Dendrocopos major – Piciformes – Picidae – Remarkable facts: This bird is zygdactylous: it has 2 toes turned toward the front and the 2 others toward the back, just as all parrots. Its tong is long, viscous and has many corpuscles and the end is flat and sharp with many small hooks; the bird can project it far forward to get hold of insects and larvae living inside trees and under the bark.

Le Pic épeiche – Particularités remarquables: C’est un oiseau zygodactyle: il a 2 deux doigts dirigés vers l’avant et les deux autres vers l’arrière, comme chez les perroquets. Sa langue est longue, visqueuse et pourvue de nombreux corpuscules avec une petite extrémité plate et pointue ornée de petits crochets; il peut la projeter loin en avant pour attraper les insectes et les larves qui se trouvent dans les arbres et sous l’écorce.

Ici un mâle: A male here: Nikon D5200, 300 mm + Convert. 1/4

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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