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Green Woodpecker European green woodpecker - Picus viridis Bulgaria,European Green Woodpecker,Geotagged,Picus viridis,aves,birds,green woodpecker,nature,picidae,piciformes,picus viridis,woodpecker Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Promoted because I never manage to get one of these guys in my viewfinder, yet you did it. Posted 5 years ago

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The European Green Woodpecker is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. There are four subspecies and it occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia. All have green upperparts, paler yellowish underparts, a red crown and moustachial stripe which has a red centre in males but is all black in females.

The European Green Woodpecker spends much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often 'drum' on trees like other woodpecker species. It is a shy bird but usually.. more

Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Oct 5, 2014. Captured Oct 5, 2014 10:45 in ulitsa "Sv. Osij Kordobski", 1421 Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 280mm