green woodpecker

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green woodpecker

n
(Animals) a European woodpecker, Picus viridis, with a dull green back and wings and a red crown
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Noun1.green woodpecker - woodpecker of Europe and western Asiagreen woodpecker - woodpecker of Europe and western Asia
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
genus Picus, Picus - type genus of Picidae
Translations
vihertikka
zöld küllő
grænspæta

green woodpecker

n (Orn) → Grünspecht m
References in classic literature ?
Chattering jays and loud wood-pigeons flapped thickly overhead, while ever and anon the measured tapping of Nature's carpenter, the great green woodpecker, sounded from each wayside grove.
For twitchers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, the local countryside has a varied wild bird population with stone chat, curlews, green woodpeckers, king-fishers and dippers.
There is also the chance of spotting green woodpeckers or herons as the site - which is classed as a site of specific scientific interest - was home to over 40 pairs of breeding herons last year.
We have water voles, green woodpeckers, roe deer, badgers and foxes.
This aura is further heightened by the wildlife found there - and among the highlights are the green woodpeckers that are frequently seen.
It is home to wildlife including grass snakes, newts, frogs, toads and slow-worms and birds like goldfinch, redpoll, firecrest, coal tits and green woodpeckers.
I've seen foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, blackbirds, robins, green woodpeckers and lesser spotted ones.
Ant-hills may also appear on your lawn, but ants provide food for green woodpeckers, so again just brush them away if they're annoying you.
If you're lucky you'll see green woodpeckers, barn owls and hares.
Green woodpeckers are familiar for their yaffle cry while the great spotted woodpecker may visit gardens to feed.
I recalled how often I stand amazed at the unparalleled ingenuity and imaginative beauty of flowers--morning glory, fuchsias, delphiniums, gentians; or the ten or more bird varieties that visit our town garden, from green woodpeckers to wrens; the exquisite colourings of the red admiral and peacock butterflies.
Besides being a food source for green woodpeckers, they also eat other insects to maintain a balance.