About predation of Great Spotted Woodpecker on House Martins. - I.R. Merzlikin, A.V. Sheverdyukova. - Berkut. 14 (2). 2005. - P. 274-275.
Observations were made in Sumy region (NE Ukraine) in 2005. A pair of woodpeckers destroyed nests in colonies of martins and took out nestlings. In a colony with 7 nests all nestlings were killed. Many nests in other colonies were also damaged. [Russian].
Key words: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, House Martin, Delichon urbica, behaviour.
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