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Wryneck Woodpecker Bird

Wryneck Woodpecker Bird

An atypical woodpecker, small and slim with the appearance of a passerine. It is intricately patterned with a complex array of barring, mottling and speckling. The upperparts have a soft grey ground colour...

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Black Woodpecker Bird

Black Woodpecker Bird

A crow-sized woodpecker with a direct if flappy and rather clumsy-looking flight. All black, with a powerful ivory-coloured bill. The male has an entirely red crown...

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Grey-Headed Woodpecker Bird

Grey-Headed Woodpecker Bird

Similar to the Green Woodpecker, but smaller, slimmer and longer tailed. The bill is slimmer and shorter, and the head pattern is quite different, giving it a unique expression...

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Green Woodpecker Bird

Green Woodpecker Bird

A large woodpecker, with green upperparts that are yellower on the rump, which shows clearly in the deeply undulating flight. The underparts are pale greenish-grey...

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Great Spotted Woodpecker Bird

Great Spotted Woodpecker Bird

A familiar bird across most of our region. The upperparts are black, patterned with white, two large oval white patches on the scapulars being the boldest feature. The flight feathers are banded with white transverse bars...

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Bird

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Bird

Much the smallest of our woodpeckers, a real midget with a short stubby bill and small rounded head, and at 17-25g is just 25 per cent of the weight of the GreatSpotteo.Tne underparts are whitish without red on the vent...

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