In southwestern Germany, the Middle Spotted Woodpecker is a common breeder of mature oak-woods and orchards with old trees. Unlike other Dendrocopos-woodpeckers they collect their food with their toungue from the surface of trees, not from the inside by pecking. That`s why they prefer trees with a large surface created by a rough bark.
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