Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

(D. m. martius)

Armenian Name: Սև փայտփոր
Species Status: Threatened Species - Species of Special Concern
Black Woodpecker

See Plate 38 for Black Woodpecker and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Rare
Length:45-57 cm, Wing Span:64-68 cm
Distribution Map: Map 197.
Description: Huge black woodpecker with pale bill and eye. Male has red crown; female has small red patch on rear of crown.
Similar Species: Differs from all other woodpeckers by crow size and all-black plumage. Differs from crows in fluttering and undulating flight.
Behavior: Noisy; lengthy powerful drum and a variety of calls.
Habitat: Mature deciduous or mixed forest, orchards.
Food: Ants, bark beetles.
Nest: Cavity in tree.
Eggs: 34 mm, 4-6, white.