Green Woodpecker

Name: Green Woodpecker

Scientific name: Picus viridis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A large woodpecker, about the same size as a dove. Olivey green all over, with a red crown and black arond the face.Woodpeckers nest in holes that they excavate in trees. Often seen hopping about on the floor, where they eat ants. Woodpeckers have a bound

How to identify: Unmistakeable. Males have a red moustache surrounded by black. Females have a black moustache.

Where: Widespread, although absent from northern Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: An old country name is the Yaffle. Professor Yaffle was a character in the classic children's programme Bagpuss.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

comments

  • Gullocus
    • Date: 2016-05-14 22:07:38
    • Gullocus

    We have 2 green woodpeckers that come to our garden and eat ants in the grass!

  • Gullocus
    • Date: 2016-05-14 22:07:17
    • Gullocus

    We have 2 green woodpeckers that come to our garden and eat ants in the grass!

  • Gullocus
    • Date: 2016-05-14 22:06:59
    • Gullocus

    We have 2 green woodpeckers that come to our garden and eat ants in the grass!

  • Frogelus
    • Date: 2014-06-16 14:45:56
    • Frogelus

    The green woodpecker comes to our garden sometimes. It is allways pecking the ground.

  • Frogelus
    • Date: 2014-06-16 14:44:51
    • Frogelus

    The green woodpecker comes to our garden sometimes. It is allways pecking the ground.

  • Greenola
    • Date: 2012-06-05 13:20:29
    • Greenola

    The green woodpecker comes to our garden

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-12-12 13:33:53
    • Foxalas

    I have finally seen one. It was at Lodmoor Nature Reserve. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-18 19:07:26
    • Foxalas

    I have yet to see one