English: Black Woodpecker Russian: Желна, Чёрный дятел
Хар тоншуул, Хар тогшуурга
French: Pic noir
Japanese: クマゲラ (Kuma-gera)
Body length: 45-55 cm
Wing span: 67-73 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 4-6 (occasionally 9)
Egg colour: Smooth and glossy white.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Tree living insects and their larvae.
Habitat: Breeding pairs nest in tree holes in
deciduous and coniferous trees in deciduous and mixed forests in mountain
taiga, forest steppe and river valleys. Both adults excavate nesting trees. The
nest is cavity unlined or lined with a few wood chips. The entrance of the
holes id 10-12 cm in diameter and the internal cavity is 20-22 cm wide.