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Woodpecker, Red-Cockaded bird pictures


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.