Thursday, April 26, 2012

"My First Red-Headed Woodpecker!"




Needless to say, I was shocked when I saw this Red-Headed Woodpecker this morning.
They aren't a commonly-seen bird in this area.
They are mistaken for the Red-Bellied Woodpecker many times.
This bird is know to tuck live grasshoppers in the bark of a tree and feed on it later.
The males and females look the same, however, the immatures are typically all dark in color.
 

2 comments:

  1. We have Acorn Woodpeckers here. I see them when I'm over in Placerita Canyon hiking. They too have a red head but the rest of their body looks different than these lovelies.

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Kay! I'm not familiar with the Acorn Woodpecker and will have to research it. I'm sure you see many species of birds while hiking. Isn't it interesting how the birds vary in different territories!

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