Picidae – Woodpeckers, Piculets & Wrynecks

Melanerpes Formicivorus – Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpeckers are rare woodpeckers of the United States and Mexico. Acorns and other nuts are stored in the “granary trees” of this species. Acorns are plentiful in the fall and stored in the granary tree holes for the winter. They belong to the Picidae family. Quick Overview: Melanerpes Formicivorus – Acorn WoodpeckerBody size: Around […]

Sphyrapicus Varius – Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

In Canada and the northeastern United States, the yellow-bellied sapsucker is a medium-sized woodpecker. They belong to the genus Sphyrapicus in the family of Picidae. The sap is collected in two ways by a yellow-bellied sapsucker. The round holes in the tree are not enlarged. The sapsucker probes for sap with its bill. Rectangular holes […]

Dryobates Scalaris – Ladder-Backed Woodpecker

Dryobates scalaris or commonly known as the Ladder-backed woodpecker is a species of woodpecker found in North America. Some taxonomic authorities, such as the American Ornithological Society, continue to classify this species as belonging to the genus Picoides, despite the evidence to the contrary. They also belong to the Picidae family. This species does not […]

Melanerpes Carolinus – Red-Bellied Woodpecker

In the Picidae family, Melanerpes carolinus or commonly known as the red-bellied woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker with a red belly. The common name is a little misleading, as the most obvious red component of its plumage is found on the top of its head, the red-headed woodpecker, on the other hand, is a distinct […]

Colaptes Auratus – Northern Flicker

Colaptes auratus or commonly known as the northern flicker also known as the common flicker is a medium-sized bird belonging to the woodpecker family that can be found in North America. Originally from North America, it is now found throughout the continent, as well as parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands. It […]

Dryocopus Pileatus – Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus, commonly called the pileated woodpecker is a large woodpecker that is predominantly black in color and is native to North America. An insectivore, it can be found in deciduous forests throughout eastern North America, the Great Lakes region of Canada, the boreal forests of the United States, and portions of the Pacific Coast. […]

Melanerpes Erythrocephalus – Red-Headed Woodpecker

The red-headed woodpecker or Melanerpes erythrocephalus in Latin is a medium-sized woodpecker that can be found in temperate North America’s northern forests. Throughout southern Canada and the eastern-central United States, the open country serves as their breeding habitat. They belong to the Picidae family. It has been downlisted from the near-threatened status on the Red […]

Dryobates Villosus – Hairy Woodpecker

Dryobates villosus, commonly known as hairy woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker that is found throughout North America. According to the IUCN, the hairy woodpecker has a population of over nine million individuals in 2003. Some ornithologists classify it as Dryobates. The Hairy Woodpecker is similar to the Downy woodpecker, but larger (634 versus 914) and […]

Dryobates Pubescens – Downy Woodpecker

In North America, the Dryobates pubescens or commonly called downy woodpecker is a species of woodpecker that is the smallest of its kind. The tiny woodpecker is common and widespread across much of North America, and it is the smallest of the woodpeckers. The Downy woodpecker’s black-and-white plumage is almost identical to that of the […]

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