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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ooh what a whopper!

A couple spotted a rather unsual male Great Spotted Woodpecker in their North Yorkshire garden.

"Woody" has rather a large beak, in fact the beak is approximately 120% bigger! but he has no trouble flying or feeding.

Apparently Woodpeckers are able to cope with the beak deformity becuase they have enormous tongues.

3 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

That's an amazing beak. Nice bird.

Mary said...

Oh, my! What a beak! I'm sure he's thriving well with a nice deformity like that. I have a nuthatch with an overgrown scissor bill that is living well!

Tricia said...

That's amazing!