Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Great spotted woodpecker
Pied woodpecker. Picus major, Linn.
Showing progress of change in coloration of head, in both sexes.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Internet Archive

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The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a bird in the family Picidae. It is a widespread woodpecker, common in parks and woodland, and also often seen in gardens. It feeds on insects, small rodents and young birds, and even on seed and fruit.

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