Feeding hole made by Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus. This species is the only large picid in Patagonian forests thus such holes are easy to assign to species. Near Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina, November 2010, Gerard Gorman.
Not all woodpeckers nest in tree cavities. Some create holes in banks, cliffs, even the ground or buildings. The Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris of South America is one such species. This nest hole was in a sandy-bank in Brazil.
A new book on European wildlife signs published September 2014. Click the cover image for more details
WELCOME TO TRACKS & SIGNS
This blog deals with the tracks and signs that wildlife leave. These include foot, hoof, claw and paw prints, trails, dung, scat, sprait, pellets, spawn, eggs, feathers, fur, nests, burrows, dens, bones, food remains etc. Get out there, get tracking and please contribute with comments and photos. Gerard Gorman
Central & Eastern European Wildlife
Gerard Gorman is author of this book, published in 2008 by Bradt. It has sections on Looking For Wildlife and Tracks And Signs.