Great Spotted Woodpecker


The great-spotted woodpecker is the most common and widespread woodpeckers in Europe.
It has black and white plumage, a prominent oval-shaped white patch on each wing and a red patch (trousers) under the tail. 
Males have a red patch on the rear of the head which females don't have.
Juveniles can be identified by their red crown which they loose after their first mould (August - September).

Szádvár Castle, Aggtelek National Park, Hungary, 27 April 2019

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