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Red-headed woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

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8 Comments

beallburton
beallburton 8 years ago

Great bird, can be hard to find.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

wow ,what a vibrant red! Our Sap suckers look like tthat! They are very wild and shy though.

NoelSal
NoelSal 8 years ago

wow that nice

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

fab

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

My book says the population is headed down. It's the only woodpecker with an all-red head. Body and wings are boldly black and white. Juveniles have a brown head and back. It excavates nest holes in trees adn telephone poles and may also use birdhouses that have a hole 1.75-2.75 inches in diameter and that is 10-14 inches above the bottom of the floor which should be 5x5 inches. So they are a little particular about their birdhouses.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Congratulations on seeing him!

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Nice!

pesayo
Spotted by
pesayo

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2007
Submitted on Aug 10, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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