Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpeckers are some of the smaller members of the Picidae Family, and their range is limited exclusively to California. They have the sort of black and white zebra striping all over their back and wings, and are the only such woodpeckers to be found West of the Sierra Nevadas. Some bird books show the red spot located towards the back of the head, but other pictures confirm it to be on the forehead, as was my observation here:

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