Birds of the World

Picidae : Woodpeckers

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Male nominate race P. v. viridis - Nottinghamshire, England

Green Woodpecker is found in a wide variety of semi-open habitats throughout most of Europe, except the Iberian peninsula where it is replaced by Iberian Green Woodpecker (P. sharpei).  It mostly forages on the ground, where ants make up the majority of its diet.