Monza Park

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopus major

A bird belonging to the Picidae family. It is 24-26 cm long and weighs around 70-100 g. It is black, but the lower parts, shoulders and parts of its head are white. The abdomen and, in males, the neck are red. It is particularly visible in the Park in the winter months when the trees are without leaves.