Fairly common in woodland, forest, parkland, and gardens with larger trees, especially oaks. Typically rather shy and difficult to see well, but sometimes feeds out on open ground; often seen flying across roads. Distinctive, the only rather large pink bird likely to be seen in most of northern Europe. Note stout black bill, thick black mustache, black-and-white wing pattern with a patch of blue on the shoulder. White rump usually obvious in flight.