A lone female white-headed woodpecker probing for insects or seeds on a large ponderosa pine adjacent to the Autzen Otter Exhibit at the High Desert Museum.
From Ted Beedy.
I really like the contrast as this young male White-headed woodpecker bathes amid a pile of cow bones.
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.