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Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Picoides borealis

Description:

Quick. Chatty, and not very red.

Habitat:

High up in mature pines located in the southeast quadrant of Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp. East of Lake Drummond.

Notes:

Endangered. Only one breeding population left in Virginia. This bird is part of an effort to recreate a second breeding population in our state. Spotted at 8:33pm - just briefly - just before it went inside its nesting cavity for the night. I was volunteering with the biologists overseeing this project - to survey (count) the birds still living here - after their October 2015 installation here.

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LauraLOVESbirds
LauraLOVESbirds 6 years ago

"Today it is estimated that there are about 12,500 birds, from Florida to Virginia and west to southeast Oklahoma and eastern Texas, representing about 1% of the woodpecker's original population. They have become extinct-(extirpated), in New Jersey, Maryland, and Missouri." Wikipedia

LauraLOVESbirds
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LauraLOVESbirds

Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2016
Submitted on Aug 2, 2016

Spotted for Mission

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