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Red-headed Woodpecker
Credit: Mdf

A Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) hanging on a bird feeder. This woodpecker species' breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States. Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. It is often confused with the Red-bellied Woodpecker.