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Red Spotted Woodpecker

Posted by ClassicCar-971264 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by ClassicCar-971264 - 4 years ago

Thanks- this is the size of a blackbird, with red under its tail. So its a Great Spotted Female?

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Posted by ClassicCar-971264 - 4 years ago

Many thanks for clarifying. The lesser spotted is the same a s the red spotted, or are they 2 different types?

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Posted by jane121walking-387738 - 4 years ago

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

smaller than the Great Spotted Woodpecker, it is only the size of a Dunnock, House Sparrow or Robin. There is no red under the tail. Instead of a large white patch on the wing, the wings have a distinctive pattern of black and white bars on the wing. The adult male has a red crown, the adult female has a black crown

Great Spotted Woodpecker  

With prominent white patches on each wing and red under-tail coverts, the Great Spotted Woodpecker is about the size of a Blackbird. Adult males have a black crown and red nape, adult females have an all black crown and nape, while juveniles are red on both the crown and nape

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Posted by Kerroux - 4 years ago

This bird is a female  lesser spotted woodpecker.The male has the red crown.

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Posted by JLJ-429896 - 4 years ago

looks like a female Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Posted by ClassicCar-971264 - 4 years ago

Does anyone know if the one in our photo is a male or female? You'll note this one has no red crest on its head...

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Posted by chink-401014 - 4 years ago

Wonderful pictures but please take the ball out of the net. The birds can get caught and I've heard of some sad incidencies with blue tits.

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Posted by Theswerve - 4 years ago

How about putting a piccy on your profile page ?

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Posted by phlophf-409902 - 4 years ago

they are lovely arn't they - we have them in the garden too - its nice to see them and hear them.