Great Spotted Woodpecker by Sheila Blamire
And finally... BB reader Sheila Blamire recently sent us this image of a yellow-vented Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major that visited her garden in Cheshire in winter 2009/10. Xanthochroism this one of a number of genetically based colour variants (including melanism and erythrism) in which the normal plumage colour is replaced with another, yellow in this case. Although not common, th...

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