Great Spotted Woodpecker
Scientific name: Dendrocopos major
The 'drumming' of a Great Spotted Woodpecker is a familiar sound of our woodlands, parks and gardens. It is a form of communication and is mostly used to mark territories and to display in spring.
Average lifespan: 2 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).