Friday, February 5, 2010

Woodpeckers of the World

Originally posted 10/15/10 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

Gerard Gorman, recently launched Woodpeckers of the World, a blog "focusing on the wrynecks, piculets, sapsuckers, flickers, flamebacks and woodpeckers (Picidae) of the world" that is already an attractive and remarkable resource.  It aims to deliver photographs, sounds, habitats, data & discussion on the world's Picidae.  Here's the link:

Woodpeckers of the World

Gerard G. is the author of Woodpeckers of Europe: A Study of the European Picidae, and runs a wonderful blog that goes by the same name "dedicated to the 10 species of woodpecker (Picidae) that breed in Europe: 9 resident species and the migratory Wryneck."

Here's a link to his blog:

Woodpeckers of Europe

Notes:  The illustration above is within the public domain.  It comes from Volume 2, Plate 4 of the 9 volume American Ornithology (1808-1814) by Alexander Wilson and depicts Pileated, Ivory-billed and Red-headed Woodpeckers. 


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