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Greater Spotted Woodpecker Behavior

by Nikolas Haass 07/04

The two pictures below were taken by my friend Bernd Eggert in Northern Germany. They show a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker's (Picoides minor) nesting cavity, opened from the side by a Greater Spotted Woodpecker (P. major), who most probably ate the Lesser Spotted babies! This behaviour is well known! Do you know if any American Woodpeckers do that as well?


 


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