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Female White-headed Woodpecker

White-headed woodpeckers (Picoides albolarvatus) have a black body, white head and white wing patch. Males display a red nuchal (behind the neck) patch, which is missing in females. Compare this female white-headed woodpecker with the male in a previous post … Continue reading

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Male White-headed Woodpecker

A denizen of pine forests in the mountains of the Western States, the white-headed woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) eats insects and conifer seeds. It can be found flaking away conifer bark in search of food. This distinctive woodpecker has a black … Continue reading

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