Photography of Birds – Set # 186

Set # 186

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

The Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small- or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States. It is rated as least concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Endangered species, having been down-listed from near threatened in 2018. The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer (not to be confused with the Eurasian yellowhammer) Many of these names derive from attempts to imitate some of its calls.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

14 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 186

  1. Lovely distinct markings on the red-headed woodpecker. I have never seen one. We have flickers here, both yellow and red-shafted, but best to go further south and west…they are in abundance there.

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