The Flying Checkerboard
Birds & Blooms|October/November 2020
The Flying Checkerboard
Find out how to attract boldly patterned red-headed woodpeckers.
KELSEY ROSETH

Flashing rich crimson, jet black and ivory white—the same bold colors found on a classic deck of cards—the red-headed woodpecker starkly contrasts with the muted colors of its natural habitat.

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“The red-headed woodpecker has very distinctive, large color patches with no variegating, striation or striping,” says Emma Greig, project leader at Project FeederWatch, a winter-season initiative that surveys birds across North America led by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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October/November 2020