Green Woodpecker

(Picus viridis)

Alert Status: Green - 145% increase
Identifying Features: Largest of the woodpeckers with green back & wings. The crown & nape are red and the male has a black moustache with a red centre; the female has a completely black one.
Average Length: 30 - 33 cm
Average Lifespan: 5 Years
Average Wingspan: 40-42 cm
Beak type: Specialist

Feeding:
Natural: Ants, beetles, caterpillars and other insects
How to feed: Ground feeders
What to feed: Meal worms, fruit

Nesting: Built in a tree hole
Where to see: Widespread across the UK. Found on the ground of short grass in gardens & parklands

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Green Woodpecker by Paul Driver, Xeno-ca
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