Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Red-Headed Woodpeckers, May 10, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
R is for Red-headed Woodpeckers - cavity-nesting birds of North America

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, May 2, 2017
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Melanerpes aurifrons, live in the eastern and central parts of the United States and around the Great Lakes region of Canada. They may nest in natural tree cavities, or they can use their strong bills to dig out new nesting holes.

They catch insects in flight and also search for them on the ground. Other food sources are nuts, seeds, and fruit.

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15 comments:

  1. Interesting and great woodpecker!

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  2. how interesting. Don´t think I have seen this one before. That´s a very red head. :)

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  3. Très bel oiseau ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  4. I've been hearing a woodpecker recently
    ROG, ABCW

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  5. Stunning contrast of the red head to the black and white plumage.

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  6. Great poctures! I've never seen one here.

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  7. You got some great photos!

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  8. What a pretty woodpecker. We have several varieties out this way but not that one.
    MB

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