Small woodpecker with black-and-white ladder striped back and a white cheek. Males have a tiny, nearly invisible red streak (“cockade”) at the upper border of the cheek.© Shailesh Pinto | Macaulay LibraryTexas, November 20, 2020
Adult male© Craig Brelsford | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, January 31, 2017
Hitches up trees using its feet to grip the bark and its stiff tail feathers for balance. Picks at live trees for insects and to make the sticky pine resin flow from the tree where the nest is located.© Larry Arbanas | Macaulay LibraryTexas
Adult© Christopher Lindsey | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, June 07, 2020
Small black-and-white woodpecker with a ladder of stripes up the back and distinctive white cheeks.© Ken Janes | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, January 15, 2018
A habitat specialist of the Southeast’s once-vast longleaf pine stands with little understory.© Nathaniel Sharp | Macaulay LibraryFlorida, March 10, 2018
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