Bird Food Blog
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The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is one of three types of woodpecker and is the largest. The crown and nape are crimson, the mantle and wings are green, with a yellowish rump and whitish underparts, the tail and bill are blackish and there is black marking around its white eye.
The Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is a small dove with a long tail and is known to be smaller than a Woodpigeon. They are easily identified with its pinky-brown grey colour, and a narrow black collar (as the name suggests).
The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small brown bird and is a member of the Lark family. It is a streaky brown colour with a small crest, the tail is white-sided and the wings also have a rear white edge that is visible in flight.
The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a large, colourful bird and a member of the thrush family (Turdidae). They are very similar in size to a mistle thrush and can easily be recognised from its 'thrush' shape and its grey crown, nape and rump along with a chestnut-brown back.
The Rook (Corvus frugilegus) is a large member of the crow (Corvidae) family; it is similar in size to the Carrion Crow. It has a slender bill, a bare, greyish-white face.