Birds of the World

Picidae : Woodpeckers

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Picus sharpei

female - Extremadura, Spain - May 2005

Formerly considered to be a subspecies of Eurasian Green Woodpecker, the Iberian Green Woodpecker can be separated from its close relative by its slightly shorter bill, lack of the dark markings around the eye and a thin whitish line above the dark malar stripe which is more obvious in the females.