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White-headed Woodpecker

Picoides albolarvatus

Description:

Black woodpecker with white head. This is the only species of bird in North America that has a white head and black body so it's easy to identify. The baby was calling while in the nest made by the parents who pecked a hole in a dead, burnt tree. This baby has a little orange coloring on its head as seen in the third image. The mom returned to feed the baby about every 5 minutes. I didn't see the dad.

Habitat:

Along a trail with Giant Sequoia, cedar, oak and pine at Yosemite National Park.

Notes:

This woodpecker eats the seeds of pinecones

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Lat: 37.87, Long: -119.54

Spotted on Jun 27, 2017
Submitted on Jul 7, 2017

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