Monday, 17 November 2014

Log with a woodpecker chamber exposed

I found this piece of fallen tree trunk in a forest in the Bull Hills, Hungary yesterday. The rotten tree had snapped off at a weak spot, where a woodpecker had excavated its nesting cavity. Given the location and dimensions of the cavity it is almost certainly an old nest of White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos (Gerard Gorman). 

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