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traxere, ‘took,’ ‘donned,’ as in Fast.IV. 561 of Ceres veiling herself in cloud: nubem trahit. So “ἐπισπᾶσθαι” is used. Ovid's description does not exactly suit any species of woodpecker, but is nearest to Picus maior, which is said to be common in Italy.

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