Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Picoides borealis

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

RCWO

Code 6

PICBOR

ITIS

HEAD

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dull brown with cream-yellow outer ring in fledglings, which fades to smoke gray by the end of first year. Adults with dark brown iris may become gray-yellow and/or show a lighter halo in older adults.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 22 cm (8.5 in)
  • Weight: 45 g (1.6 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White with black spotting.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barred.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates several rapid wing beats with short glide with wings partially folded to sides, producing up-and-down flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 41 cm (16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Spotted
  • Upper Tail: Black with white spotted outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Black
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