The Great Spotted Woodpecker has a crimson abdomen.  The adult male has a crimson mark on the nape of his neck.

A Great Spotted Woodpecker has been seen at a Nature Reserve near  Driffield in Yorkshire.  This woodpecker  has ORANGE markings on its abdomen and also on the nape of its neck. 

This is really interesting and it’s causing a lot of interest.  Most people think this is a genetic reason – a little like blackbirds that have some white feathers.

I suppose nature is always changing – nothing it static.

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