Robert Prŷs-Jones, Hein van Grouw and Philip Schofield

In adult male Downy Woodpeckers, the top of the head is solidly black, ending in a bright dark pinkish-red edge on the back of the head (fig. 2). Adult male Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers have the top of the head red, but mottled with black, and the back of the head solidly black (fig. 3). In contrast to both, the Dorset specimen is red both on th

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