redheaded woodpecker


: a rather large woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) widely but irregularly distributed in North America having in the adult white underparts and wing patches with back, tail, and the rest of the wings black and a red head and neck

called also redhead

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“Redheaded woodpecker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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redheaded woodpecker

: a North American woodpecker that has a red head, a black back, and white patches on the wings
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