This is a video about a male great spotted woodpecker, making a drumbeat sound on an old tree.
The video is by André van Soest from the Netherlands.
June 2013. Birdwatchers have been amazed by the big increase in the numbers for Great Spotted Woodpeckers over the last 15 or so years. In a paper in the latest issue of Bird Study, the journal of the British Trust for Ornithology, authors Ken and Linda Smith provide a potential explanation for the woodpeckers’ success: here.
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