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A medium-sized woodpecker of eastern North American deciduous forests.
Backyard balcony suet feeder in residential neighborhood, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
A European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) "competes" (--that is their nature!) with the woodpecker for the suet. But perhaps unexpectedly, the woodpecker prevails in this battle.
Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on Mar 29, 2015