Great Spotted Woodpecker – Hokkaidō

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“A common woodpecker that we saw in East Hokkaidō a number of times (below).

“The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major japonicus) is said to be ‘blacker above, has less white on scapulars, more white on flight-feathers’ (HBW 2019).

“Some of the birds we saw were actively nesting and the images above and below show an adult male with foraging material – mainly worms/larvae and flying insects.

“Below shows a male foraging at dead tree stump for larvae.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
8th June 2019

Location: Nemuro, East Hokkaidō, Japan

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