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Alternative name: Algerian Woodpecker
31â€“33 cm (12-13 in)
Male has a crimson crown
 Similar Species
Differs from the closely related Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis in lacking black around the eye, and in females having a grey, not red, crown. The Iberian Green Woodpecker Picus (viridis) sharpei is intermediate.
Their diet is chiefly insects, particularly ants, which are captured using their long sticky tongues.
They nest in tree holes. The clutch consists of 4-8 glossy white eggs.
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