White-backed Woodpecker, Dendrocopos leucotos, woodpecker, bird, germany

White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)

The White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is a pretty rare bird in Europe, so it’s very exciting to be able to watch them not far from where I live in Bavaria. Here, they must be almost at the very western limit of their range. Judging by the amount of red on the head of this bird, I guess this is a juvenile, possibly a female?

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