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Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday's Foto

Red-headed Woodpeckers nest North of New York City in lowland areas of New York State and are generally seen in small numbers in the Spring and Fall during their short-range migration. Unlike this immature bird, the adult red-headed is the only North American woodpecker with an entirely red head. This Fall this nomadic species is being seen in relatively good numbers around NYC, possible due to an unusually successful breeding season. The IUCN lists this species as "Near Threatened" with populations in decline.

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