Woodpeckers

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:

Wryneck

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


 

 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Great Spotted Woodpecker

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


 

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis
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Not uncommon across the county


 

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