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Three-toed Woodpecker
2006-07-17 13:52:33

The Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides tridactylus, is a medium-sized woodpecker. The adult is 8.5 to 9.5 inches in length. It is black on the head, wings and rump, and white from the throat to the belly. The flanks are white with black bars. The back is white with black bars, and the tail is black with the white outer feathers barred with black. The adult male has a yellow cap. In North America,...

White-headed Woodpecker
2006-07-17 13:49:50

The White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) is a non-migratory woodpecker that resides in pine forests of the mountains of western North America. It has a black body, (approximately 8 inches long), and white head. It has white primary feathers that form a crescent in flight. Males have a red spot at the nape of the neck. The range of the White-headed Woodpecker stretches in the...

Arizona Woodpecker
2006-07-17 13:14:25

The Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) is a woodpecker native to southern Arizona and New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico. This species is known in older field guides as a subspecies of Strickland's Woodpecker. Arizona Woodpeckers are nearly identical to Strickland's Woodpeckers, growing to be about 7 to 8 inches in length. Their plumage is mainly brown and white...

Downy Woodpecker
2006-07-17 13:10:29

The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America. They are about 6.5 inches long. Adults are mainly black on the upper side and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above and below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back...

Great Spotted Woodpecker
2006-07-17 12:21:32

The Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, is a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. As a species the Great Spotted Woodpecker is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is largely resident except in the colder regions of its range. It is an inhabitant of woodlands and parks, depending for food and nesting sites upon old trees. It is often not easily seen, in spite of...

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
2006-07-17 11:54:23

The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, (Dendrocopos minor), is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. The male has a crimson crown, a brown forehead, a black brow stripe, and another from the base of the bill to the neck. The nape and upper back are black, but the lower back is barred with black and white. On the wings are broader and more noticeable bars, and the outer tail feathers are also...

Williamsons Sapsucker
2006-07-17 11:34:27

Williamson's Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideusis, is a medium-sized woodpecker belonging to the genus Sphyrapicus (Sapsuckers). Adult males are iridescent blank on their head, back, sides and tail. They have a white stripe behind the eye and a lower white stripe across each side of the head, a red chin and a bright yellow belly. They have black wings with large white patches. The female is...

Red-headed Woodpecker
2006-07-17 11:27:03

The Red-headed Woodpecker, (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), is a small or medium-sized woodpecker. Adults have a black back and tail with a red head and neck. Their undersides are mainly white. The primary wings are black with white secondary wings. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States. They nest in a hole in a dead tree or a dead...

Red-bellied Woodpecker
2006-07-16 21:02:48

The Red-bellied Woodpecker, (Melanerpes carolinus), is a medium-sized woodpecker. Their breeding habitat is deciduous forests found throughout southern Canada and the eastern United States. They are permanent residents but may change location; some birds may wander north. In extreme weather, northern birds may move south. Adults are mainly light gray on the face and underside. They have...

Lewiss Woodpecker
2006-07-15 12:28:42

The Lewis's Woodpecker, (Melanerpes lewis), is a large North American species of woodpecker. One of the largest species of American woodpeckers, Lewis's Woodpecker can be as large as 10 to 11 inches in length. It is mainly blackish-green in color with a black rump. It has a gray collar and upper breast, with a pinkish belly, and a red face. The wings are much broader than those of other...

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