Woodpecker, Red-Cockaded bird picturesRED-COCKADED WOODPECKER
395. Dryobates borealis. 8.25 inches
Male with a small patch of scarlet on both sides of the head; female without.
The actions and habits are very similar to those of the Downy.
The birds can readily be identified at a distance by the cross-barring of white on the back. Their notes are harsher than those of the Downy and have more of the nasal quality, like those of the nuthatches.
Range. - Southeastern United States, west of Texas and north to Virginia.