Black-backed Woodpecker

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(Picoides arcticus)

Black-backed Woodpecker is a bird of the north woods.  Like the similar American Three-toed Woodpecker, males have yellow on the head instead of the red found on most other male woodpeckers.  Both species particularly like areas of recent burned-out forest fires, where there are copious charred trees where the birds can find abundant insects.

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