red crown in both sexes; large white spots on wings (Poland; 2012-05-28)

Middle Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopus medius

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a mid-sized among several related and similar-in-appearance woodpecker species, some others being the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, and the Lesser Spotted Wodpecker; the young in the nest remain quiet, lest they get preyed upon by the highly predatory Great Spotted Woodpecker.

reddish on belly and vent area (Poland; 2012-05-28)

perched next to its nest cavity (Poland; 2012-05-28)

climbing up a tree trunk(Poland; 2012-05-28)

with food in its mouth (Poland; 2012-05-28