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Palokärki

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), 27.3.2007, Tornio.

 

Male from the red head..

 

Biggest Finnish woodpecker. Population esimated 11 00 pairs. Eats mostly ants from rotten spruces by digging them up with it`s very strong bill.

 

This one circled around my feedingplace. Seemed that it knew very well that there was something to eat in an aspen about 7 meters from me. Every time it came closer I moved my cam, hand, feet, eye or I did breathe some and it immediately flew away.

 

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Taken on March 27, 2007