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Red-headed woodpecker juvenile

Melanerpes erythrocephalus


I was unable to identify this bird at first. Had never seen a brown/gray-headed woodpecker. But spotted it with its parent. Juveniles have very similar markings to the red-headed parent, but have an all greyish-brown head and a largely brown, grey and white body, with large white wing patches.


Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, Kearny Nebraska.

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Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2015
Submitted on Aug 20, 2015

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