Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

(P. v. karelini)

Armenian Name: Կանաչ փայտփոր
Eurasian Green Woodpecker

See Plate 38 for Eurasian Green Woodpecker and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:31-33 cm, Wing Span:40-42 cm
Distribution Map: Map 196.
Description: Green upperparts with yellow rump; paler underparts.
Adult: Black-and-red head with white eye. Male has red mustache edged black and bright yellow rump. Female has entirely black mustache and duller rump.
Juvenile: Pale tips to feathers of upperparts; dark streaks and bars on head and underparts.
Behavior: Feeds at anthills and at medium heights in trees. Seldom drums; call a loud series of descending laughing notes.
Habitat: Moist deciduous forest.
Food: Ants, bark beetles.
Nest: Cavity in tree.
Eggs: 32 mm, 5-7, white.