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Green Woodpecker

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Not uncommon across the county


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Ian Ballam

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Common Name Green Woodpecker
Scientific Name Picus viridis
Status Occasional
Interest Level
Species Family Woodpeckers
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Downland and scrub
  • Farmland
  • Woodland - broadleaf
Look for A laughing call, almost like a horse neighing
Additional Identification Notes
  • Although a wood pecker more often seen in open, scrubby grassland habitats
  • Has a passion for ants and can often be seen feeding on the ground
  • Has a distinctive undulating flight