The great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major.
Measures of adult great spotted woodpecker:
long 20–24 cm (7.9–9.4 in),
weighs 70–98 g (2.5–3.5 oz),
wingspan 34–39 cm (13–15 in).
It is a bird with black and white plumage and a red patch on the lower belly and the red markings on the head.
Great spotted woodpeckers chisel into trees to find food and dig nest holes, also for contact and territorial. The woodpecker occurs in all types of woodlands. It eats a variety of foods, seeds from pine cones, insect larvae from inside trees, eggs of other birds.
Great spotted woodpeckersbreeds in holes excavated in living or dead trees.
The call of the great spotted woodpecker is a sharp kik, which may be repeated if the bird is disturbed. Both sexes drum, although the male does so much more often, mostly from mid-January until the young are fledged. The drumming is faster than for other woodpecker in its range at around 10–16 strikes per second, typically in one-second bursts, although repeated frequently.