White-headed Woodpecker

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White-headed Woodpecker

Picoides albolarvatus
  • ORDER: Piciformes
  • FAMILY: Picidae
Basic Description

The White-headed Woodpecker is a bird of the pine forests of the far western mountains where it makes a living digging into unopened pine cones and eating the seeds. It is the only North American bird that has a white head and a black body.

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Other Names
  • Pico Cabeciblanco (Spanish)
  • Pic à tête blanche (French)
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