Great Spotted Woodpecker

There’s a Great Spotted Woodpecker in this Italian forest. I hear the cry “Picchio Rosso Maggiore” and see it approach: This woodpecker’s scientific name is Dendrocopos major. The name Dendrocopus combines the Greek words dendron, which means tree, and kopos, which means striking. The major is from Latin maior which means greater. In other words it’s a big tree hitter: Here’s the … Continue reading Great Spotted Woodpecker