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TransAtlanticGoose

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Watching this guy was a lovely surprise yesturday.

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Wow, who's that handsome fellow?
I'm fairly certain that he's a Great Spotted Woodpecker.


Ally

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Wow, who's that handsome fellow?
I'm fairly certain that he's a Great Spotted Woodpecker.


Are you still in Canada? I think I saw that same woodpecker in a documentary yesterday, seems to be in Europe.


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Well that's a coincidence. You are quite correct, that species of woodpecker does not assalt the trees of North America as far as I know.

To give you a hint as to which part of Europe that particular bird heralds from, the locals call them större hackspett.


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Well that's a coincidence. You are quite correct, that species of woodpecker does not assalt the trees of North America as far as I know.

To give you a hint as to which part of Europe that particular bird heralds from, the locals call them större hackspett.
Germany?



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And the prize goes to Dinu!

Germany was a good guess, given the umlaut in the name, but this one hails from a little further north. Although they seem to be fairly common across europe and central asia.