Red-Headed, Nearly

Melanerpes erythrocephalusMelanerpes erythrocephalusAn uncommon visitor to Brooklyn, this Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) has been hanging out in Green-Wood Cemetery this winter. This is a juvenile bird, on its way to getting the bright red head of an adult. The adult bird looks like a flag: red, black, & white. Melanerpes erythrocephalus

3 Responses to “Red-Headed, Nearly”


  1. 1 Cindy January 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Nice pictures. I watched him this afternoon. So much fun to watch him fly to the other tree nearby and gather a nut and then return to this tree and hammer it into one of the nooks and crannies. Would love to see him in his red, black and white! Hope he will hang around.

  2. 2 Paul Lamb January 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Another fine set of photos!


  1. 1 Green-Wood is Red-Head Country | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on April 4, 2014 at 7:04 am

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