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Woodpeckers

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Group: 
Birds

The woodpeckers are associated with trees and are rarely seen away from the vicinity of woodlands.

 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Guidance Notes Original Tweets

Hoopoe

Upupa epops
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Generally a European species right at the northern edge of its range in Dorset and only seen occasionally.


 

 

Photo by:
Portland Bird Observatory

Wryneck

Jynx torquilla
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A widespread European species that turns up in Dorset occasionally on migration.


 

 

Photo by:
Debby Saunders

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major
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Frequently seen in broad-leaf woodland and in gardens near to woodland.


 

Lesser Spotted Wodpecker

Dendrocopus minor
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Now a very uncommon species in Dorset and only rarely recorded.


 

 

Photo by:
Internet Open Source

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis
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Not uncommon across the county