Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
The Lesser spotted woodpecker is the smallest and least common of the three woodpeckers resident in Britain. Usually located by its distinctive call, and drumming.
- The male is distinguished from the female by his bright red crown
- 14 cms long, wingspan 26 cms, weighs 21g
- You can find it in open woods, copses, parkland, gardens and orchards, but it tends to frequent the tops of trees, searching for larvae, spiders and wood-boring insects on smaller branches
- When feeding it creeps along branches and flutters from branch to branch.
- Distinctive call and drumming
Breeding & Feeding
- 4 - 6 eggs
- Incubation Period
- 14 - 15 days
- 19 to 22 days
- Insects, larvae & spiders
- UK Breeding Pairs
- 1,000 to 2,000 breeding pairs