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Red-headed woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

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8 Comments

beallburton
beallburton 10 years ago

Great bird, can be hard to find.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

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

NoelSal
NoelSal 10 years ago

wow that nice

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

fab

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

Gorgeous!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 11 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 11 years ago

Congratulations on seeing him!

MickGrant
MickGrant 11 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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