Great Spotted Woodpecker
Red under belly.
|Scientific name||Dendrocopos major|
|English name||Great Spotted Woodpecker|
|Classification details||Piciformes Picidae|
|Distribution||Widely distributed in Eurasia.|
A medium-sized woodpecker with a black-and-white body with red accents. The area from the eyes to the cheeks is creamy white, but the top of the head and the extension of the base of the beak are black. The male has red feathers on the back of its head. The ventral base of the tail is bright red. The back is black with white spots. When viewed from behind, white feathers run in an inverted V shape from the shoulders to the tail. The beak is black and short.
Calls and drumming
The cry of the great spotted woodpecker is often known as a sharp "kyo-kyo" sound. The drumming is more powerful than Kogera, and the intervals feel slower.
Moves alone or in pairs in forests. It eats insects, spiders, and seeds while moving through trees. It looks for food by carefully pecking tree trunks and bark with its beak. When it takes off from a tree, it flaps its wings exaggeratedly. Breeds by making burrows with round entrances in dead trees.
Hachioji Komiya Park
Found in Komiya Park, Hachioji City. As I was walking through a forest full of Japanese Pygmy Woodpeckers, I heard strong drumming. When perched on a tree trunk, the red belly is surprisingly difficult to see, making it difficult to find. You'll have to rely on your voice and drumming to find it. The black and white face is characteristic, and when I look at Akagera's face, I get the impression of a clown.
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