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  • Chloroceryle americana
  • Kingfishers & Friends

About the Green Woodpecker

The Green Woodpecker is a species of woodpecker that lives across western Eurasia. Naturally, they are named for their green plumage. The birds can also be identified by their red crowns, black masks, and moustachial stripes.

Unlike many other species of woodpecker, Green Woodpeckers glean insects from the ground rather than drumming for food on trees. Since they nest in tree cavities, their preferred habitat provides woodland for nesting as well as more open land for insect foraging on the ground.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 08 July 2010
Scientific Name Picus viridis
  • Piciformes
  • Picidae
  • Picus
  • P. viridis
Birdorable Family Woodpeckers
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
12 to 14 inches
18 to 20 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia

International Names

  • žluna zelená (Czech)
  • Grønspætte (Danish)
  • Groene Specht (Dutch)
  • vihertikka (Finnish)
  • Pic vert (French)
  • Grünspecht (German)
  • Picchio verde (Italian)
  • モロッコアオゲラ (morokkoaogera) (Japanese)
  • Grønnspett (Norwegian)
  • dzięcioł zielony (Polish)
  • Дятел зеленый (Russian)
  • Pito Real (Spanish)
  • Gröngöling (Swedish)

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