Portuguese Woodpecker

April 19, 2010

This is a hand made bookmark from Portugal, with 4 stamps:

The bird on the stamps is a Green Woodpecker. There are four subspecies of this bird, and it occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia. All have green upperparts, paler yellowish underparts, a red crown and moustachial stripe which has a red centre in males but is all black in females.

The Green Woodpecker spends much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often ‘drum’ on trees like other woodpecker species. It is a shy bird but usually draws attention with its loud calls.

Green Woodpecker (Wikipedia.com)

Thanks to Antonio for this bookmark.

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