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Bird name: Black Woodpecker
Latin: Dryocopus martius
Other: Fr: Pic noir • De: Schwarzspecht • Es: Pito negro • It: Picchio nero • Nl: zwarte specht • Sv: Spillkråka • Tr: Kara ağaçkakan • Pl: Dzięcioł czarny • Ru: Желна • Ko: 까막딱따구리 • Ja:クマゲラ • Zh: 黑啄木鳥
Family: Picidae • Woodpeckers
Range: Europe, Asia, from France to Japan
The Black Woodpecker is a striking large forest woodpecker found throughout the northern Palearctic (Europe and Asia). Related to some American woodpeckers, such as the Pileated Woodpecker. Pictured here in the Danube Delta.
Below, Black Woodpecker in flooded forest, Danube Delta, Romania.