Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Common Name: Great Spotted Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dendrocopos major

Size: 9 inches (22-23cm)

Habitat: Europe; North-western Europe. Not in Ireland or Far Northern England/Scotland. Found in wooded areas including parks and gardens.

Status: Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 75,000,000 - 200,000,000 Mature individuals. Common and not endangered.

Diet: Insects, beetle larvae, fruits, and nuts.

Breeding: Five to seven white eggs are laid in generally in May. Nesting takes place in tree cavities.

Cool Facts: In spring and summer, the Great Spotted eats insects but in the fall and winter; nuts, fruit and seed are collected.

Both male and female construct the nest. When drumming, the Great Spotted strikes its’ target 10-15 times a second.

Found in Songbird ReMix Woodpeckers

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