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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major japonicus  
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :East Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 8 June 2019
English synonyms:Greater Pied Woodpecker, Red-crowned Pied Woodpecker, Great Pied Woodpecker
Bird Family :Picidae - Wrynecks, Piculets, Woodpeckers, Flamebacks & Yellownapes
Bird Group :PICIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A common woodpecker that we saw in East Hokkaido a number of times. The D. m. japonicus is said to be blacker above, has less white on scapulars, more white on flight-feathers (HBW 2019). Some of the birds we saw were actively nesting and foraging material – mainly worms/larvae and flying insects.
-Amar
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