Review: The Bird Atlas tracks changes of Britain and Ireland’s birds

A new atlas of 1,300 maps shows the patterns of distribution, abundance and change among 296 bird species in Britain and Ireland. The Bird Atlas 2007-11 is a partnership between British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Scottish Ornithologists’ Club and Birdwatch Ireland and involved the work of more than 40,000 volunteers over four years. BTO used […]

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Green Woodpecker Picus viridis

The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae and occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia. The Green Woodpecker spends much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often ‘drum’ on trees like other woodpecker species. Factsheet: Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis   

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