Black-necked Grebe

Scientific name: Podiceps nigricollis
Mongolian name: Халтар шунгуур
Order: Podicipediformes
Bird family: Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

The black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) is a large woodpecker that lives in mature forest across the northern Palearctic. It is the sole representative of its genus in that region. Its range is expanding in Eurasia. It does not migrate.

Length : 45 to 55 cm (18 to 22 in)

Wingspan: 64 to 84 cm (25 to 33 in)

Weight : 250 to 400 g (8.8 to 14.1 oz) on average

Population :The overall population trend is uncertain, as some populations are decreasing, while others are stable, have unknown trends or are increasing 

Habitat: The black woodpecker is mainly found in forested regions, with a preference for extensive, mature woodland, including coniferous, tropical, subtropical and boreal forests. It is very widespread throughout mountainous and lowland forests. It is more likely to occur in marginal woods near human habitations during the non-breeding season.

Diet: carpenter ants and wood-boring beetle grubs