Black Woodpecker

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Common Name: Black Woodpecker
Scientific Name: Dryocopus martius

Size: 16.5–19.5 inches (45-47cm)

Habitat: Eurasia; It is the sole representative of its genus in that region. It does not migrate. It lives in mature forest across the northern palearctic.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 5,000,000 - 15,000,000 Mature individuals. Its range is expanding in Eurasia.

Diet: Carpenter ants and wood-boring grubs

Breeding: In males, the entire crown is red, but in females only the top hindcrown is red with the rest of the body all black.

The woodpecker digs a nest hole, usually in a live poplar or pine tree[2] where it lays four or more eggs

Cool Facts: Unlike other woodpecker species, the Black Woodpecker does not have a dipping, bounding flight.

Found in Songbird ReMix European Edition 2

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