Red-headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

RHWO

Code 6

MELERY

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HEAD

Red-headed Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Gray brown in juveniles, dark brown or red-brown in adults.
  • Head Pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: Red
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-headed Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 22-23 cm (8.5-9.25 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Red, White, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-headed Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong flight with slow steady shallow wing beats., Sallies for flying insects, then returns to same or nearby perch.
  • Wingspan Range: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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