Red-cockaded Woodpecker


(Picoides borealis)

The rarest North American woodpecker, Red-cockaded Woodpecker is considered an endangered species. It lives in small social groups and is found only in local pockets in the southeast where there are open stands of mature pines. The tiny red “cockade” at the upper edge of the white auriculars is actually almost never seen.  This species often shares the same habitat with Bachman’s Sparrow and Brown-headed Nuthatch.


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