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Black woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Black woodpecker is the largest woodpecker species in Europe. 

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You can see the black woodpecker in coniferous forests, woods, large and open parks and even in the Danube Delta or anywhere it can find the proper enviroment for nesting.


  • Plumage: as the name suggests, this species has the plumage black, with brown shades at the wingtips.
  • The male has a red hood on the head, wich ends up close to the beak. The female has a red spot only on top of its head.
  • Length: about 5 cm.
  • Wingspan: about 67-75 cm.
  • Weight: 250-370 grams.
  • The beak is very strong, white to the base and bluish to the top.
  • The legs are grey and with strong claws, that help the black woodpecker to cling the trees.
  • The black woodpecker’s tail has strong feathers, that support the body on the trees trunk while searching for food.
  • Sedentary species, extremly cautious.
  • The black woodpecker has a continuous flight and it makes large excavations on old trees both for nesting and resting.
  • Diet: insects ans larvas from the bark and trunks of the trees. Sometimes, the black woodpecker can be seen on the ground in search for ants. The ants are cauth with the very sticly tongue.


Did you know...

  • The rappings frequency if of 15-20/second?
  • The sounds of this species are the most powerful and can be herad from about 3 km away?
  • A black woodpecker can live up to 14 years in wildness?

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