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Eurasian three-toed woodpecker

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Eurasian three-toed woodpecker

PICOIDES TRIDACTYLUS

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The Eurasian three-toed woodpecker is a medium-sized black and white woodpecker that doesn’t have any red color. The top of the male’s head is yellow. The Eurasian three-toed woodpecker has only three toes while the other woodpeckers have four.

The Eurasian three-toed woodpecker is species living in the northern coniferous forest and it is found in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and in North America.

The Eurasian three-toed woodpecker is specialized in eating the larvae of the bark beetles. It is essential for the survival of the species that there are enough dead trees in forests with bark beetles available. Deadwood volumes in our forests are increasing as a result of leaving deadwood and retention trees in harvestings and protecting biodiversity hotspots. Eurasian three-toed woodpecker is one of the species benefiting from sustainable forest management practices.

Eurasian three-toed woodpecker

PICOIDES TRIDACTYLUS

wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
stream
swamp
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