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Red Headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus


Wooded habitat along the Mississippi River at Rock Creek County Park


This park held the largest population of red headed woodpeckers that I have ever seen. There were so many, and they do not seem like a peaceful bird. They were constantly chasing and fighting with each other. Very territorial.

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beaker98 2 years ago

Thank you AmolPandit!

AmolPandit 2 years ago

Nice shot..!!beautiful

beaker98 2 years ago

Ha ha! I think you may be right Leuba:) They are certainly feisty!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Another handsome bird ! maybe their behaviour goes with the red head :)

beaker98 2 years ago

Thanks Reza. They sure are pretty

Beauty !

Iowa, USA

Lat: 41.75, Long: -90.32

Spotted on Mar 12, 2016
Submitted on Mar 14, 2016

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