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Red-headed Woodpecker leaving nest.

Red-headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus

J.W. Corbett WMA | Northwestern Palm Beach County | South Florida

 

An adult leaves the nest cavity after feeding its young. This is species is classified as near threatened, maily due to habitat loss. This is the first confirmed breeding activity for this species in Palm Beach County.

 

www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/35832.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgeyYUeH2ac

 

If you visit this nest please make sure to minimize your impact on these birds. Please see tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/35929.html for more information.

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Taken on June 5, 2010