thinned PIPO forest
2 (male, female); feeding; Christmas Bird Count
thinned PIPO forest/
Chilao Visitor Center, Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles Co., CA
Hiking on the Pineknob Trail outside of Big Bear California. I heard it before I saw it. I stopped and watched him peck on this snag. For approximately 15 minutes it shared the tree with a Gilded Flicker. Often they were very close.
The White-headed Woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) is a non-migratory woodpecker that resides in pine forests of the mountains of western North America. It has a black body (approximately 20 cm (7.9 in) long) and white head. It has white primary feathers that form a crescent in flight. Males have a red spot at the nape of the neck.