Red-headed Woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Woodpecker specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Uncommon permanent resident, undergoing a recent decline in numbers. Nests from late April to early July in open woodlands, mostly in deciduous forests. The immature bird lacks the red head of the adults. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

The first record likely applies to the upper bird, while the second record would be the lower bird.
Date:  8/16/1887
Collected By:  CW Richmond
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Immature
Catalog ID:  121616
Date:  5/21/1859
Collected By:  C Drexler
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  12066