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!
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 […]