Comparing 2 females – Very easy to tell one from the other: Rose has curious discolored wing tips…. she is quite familiar with the place but remains shy towards other birds: 2 femelles Pic épeiche fréquentent assidûment le jardin, l’une étant plus blanche et l’autre plus marquée de rose, je les ai surnommées tout naturellement […]
Dendrocopos major – Picidae – Piciformes – Quite an unusual snow episode in the south of France on this 13th of march 2013. Here, this male was pecking at the tree, casting snow flakes around:
A mouse, a monkey! I wait for him in the morning, he arrives in the afternoon; I expect him on the right; he shows up on the left! As I align the lens on him, he rushes to the right. Anyhow, here he is!
Passeriformes – Coccothraustes coccothraustes – Yes, it happens in the south of France too! So I thought it would be nice to try “shooting” our feathered friends with dancing snowflakes!
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 […]
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 […]
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a species of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round except in the colder parts of its range. Factsheet: Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major (LC)