Birdorable Black Woodpecker

A Black Beauty

August 16th, 2010 in Woodpeckers 1 comment

The Black Woodpecker, Dryocopus martius, is native to northern parts of Eurasia. They can be identified by their large size (about 18 inches long) and their all-black plumage. Black Woodpeckers sport a scraggly head crest of red, which is larger in males than in females.

Birdorable Black Woodpecker

The Black Woodpecker recently joined Birdorable, bringing our total number of woodpecker species up to six.

Black Woodpecker - Debrecen Hungary CS4E4536-63Black Woodpecker by fveronesi1