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 Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)




Red-headed Woodpecker | Melanerpes erythrocephalus photo
Red-headed Woodpecker, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Photograph by Mdf. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER FACTS

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "near threatened".

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Melanerpes
Species:erythrocephalus
Common Name:Red-headed Woodpecker


Relatives in same Genus
  Golden-fronted Woodpecker (M. aurifrons)
  Red-bellied Woodpecker (M. carolinus)
  Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (M. chrysogenys)
  Acorn Woodpecker (M. formicivorus)
  Lewis's Woodpecker (M. lewis)
  Black-cheeked Woodpecker (M. pucherani)
  Gila Woodpecker (M. uropygialis)