Life in color

Color kaleidoscope

Wonderful Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Female Green woodpecker. Photo Viktor Bereznoy. Wonderful Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Female bird. Photo Viktor Bereznoy. Wonderful Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Wonderful Eurasian Green Woodpecker

First of all, green woodpecker, along with other seventeen woodpecker and five piculet species or subspecies
are in the Red List of Threatened Species. The greatest threat is due to tree cut, habitat losses, and unavailability of nest sites. And of course, they are subject to hunters in many areas of the world, because of their beautiful plumage. In addition, some cultures use their meat as food, not to mention the use of these beautiful birds in medicine.
Colorful and gorgeous, they differ not only in shape, but also in color. Accordingly, in addition to green woodpecker there are other very interesting species of various colors. In particular, Black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Smoky-brown woodpecker (Veniliornis fumigatus), Gray-faced woodpecker (Picus canus), Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), Gray woodpecker (Dendropicos goertae), and more.

Beautiful green woodpecker, Cuba

Beautiful green woodpecker, Cuba

Meanwhile, Green – the color of the Tree, associated with spring and growth. Also, it symbolizes peace and quiet. Besides, this color calms, pacifies, heals from stresses, moderates sorrows and relieves mental anguish.

Eurasian Green Woodpecker and other species. Illustrations by Gillian Harris

sources
public group vk.com/birdslovers
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. Vol. 10 Birds