Green Woodpecker Picus viridis

Green Woodpecker 1 male
Green Woodpecker male 2
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The colourful Green Woodpecker has a bright red cap, red moustache (male) and blue-white eyes. It has a call like a car alarm or cackling laugh. It will visit gardens looking for ants' nests.
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Green woodpecker male 5
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Green Woodpecker female 1
Green Woodpecker female 2
Green Woodpecker female 3
The female Green Woodpecker has similar plumage but with a black moustache.
Green Woodpecker female 4
Green Woodpecker female 5
Green Woodpecker female 6
Green Woodpecker juvenile
Green Woodpecker juvenile
Green Woodpecker speckled juvenile
The juvenile is similar but with a speckled front and back.
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Green woodpecker tongue
Although called a woodpecker, it is more usually seen digging its beak in grass looking for insects, especially ants. Woodpeckers have extremely long, sticky tongues to scoop out insects.