Green Woodpecker illustration

Green Woodpecker

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With their bright green and yellow feathers, they are quite unmistakable due to their quickly paced 'gluck-gluck-gluck' call which sounds like hysterical laughter. Quite a bit larger than the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpeckers can be identified by their bright red heads, green bodies and electric yellow back which is visible in flight.

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Spotting Tip

Unlike the Great Spotted Woodpecker, which are most often found along the trunks and branches of trees, Green Woodpeckers are quite often found on the floor searching for food. Their long tongue digs in ant nests which get stuck to their tongue.