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Bird    Species Name:
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Common Name:
Red-headed Woodpecker


Bitterroot Mountains, Idaho   September 9, 1805

Journal Entries:

Capt. Lewis, September 9 1805--two of our hunters arrived, one of them brought with him a red-headed woodpecker of the kind common to the ...  more>>

References Linné, Carl von, Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, Cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis, ed. 10, 2 vols, Holmiae: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1758

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red-headed woodpecker dorsal view

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red-headed woodpecker head

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red-headed woodpecker sideview

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