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Aves, 35/1 | 1998 | 70-70

  Unusual duo Blach Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) - Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Jacob, J.-P.

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On 12th April 1998, a male Black Woodpecker settles near a Great Spotted Woodpecker's nest and arouses an antagonistic behaviour of the latter. Each contact call of the Black Woodpecker is immediately followed by the drumming of the Great Spotted Woodpecker; The duo lasts about 4 minutes and is repeated 23 times.