black plumage except for red crown; light-colored bill (Finland; 2008-09-13)

Black Woodpecker
Dryocopus martius

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: Europe's largest woodpecker, being about the size of a crow; found in both coniferous and mixed deciduous woodlands; undulating flight; far-carrying voice a flute-like string of double notes.

flight profile (Finland; 2008-09-13)

head portrait; note the pale iris and large pale bill (Finland; 2008-09-13)