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Birds - Red-headed Woodpecker
Class:Aves Order:Piciformes Family:Picidae


Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus. Truly a red-headed woodpecker. The head is covered in a dark, velvety red. The underside is white and the back and wings are black with a thick, white band across them. It seems if we find one of these, we find a dozen. Like other woodpeckers they quickly scoot up and around the trunk and branches of trees in search of insect larvae and other foods. These Red-headed Woodpeckers were photographed at Shawnee Mission Park, Swope Park and Smithville Lake. I asked one of my Bird Nerds if I could expect to see them at my birdfeeders this winter. He indicated that I have a shot if there is a creek in my neighborhood. Fingers crossed.

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