RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
Red-headed Woodpecker Identification (All About Birds)
Red-headed Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with fairly large, rounded heads, short, stiff tails, and powerful, spike-like bills.
Red-headed Woodpecker (National Audubon Society)
Once very common throughout the east, the red-headed woodpecker has been decreasing in numbers for years, and recent surveys show that this trend is continuing.
Red-headed Woodpecker (e-bird)
Adults have brilliant crimson head, black back, large white wing patches, and white belly. These large patches of solid color are unlike other woodpeckers with more intricate patterns. Immatures have brownish heads. Listen to audio recordings
Red-headed Woodpecker (Nature Works)
The red-headed woodpecker can be found throughout the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Northern populations may migrate in the winter.
Red-headed Woodpecker (American Bird Conservancy)
The Red-headed Woodpecker is a charismatic and colorful species, recognizable to even the most casual birder. They are noisy as well as colorful, vocalizing with a variety of harsh “churrs” and rising “queery” calls.