- Red-headed Woodpecker
 - Red-headed Woodpecker
 - Red-headed Woodpecker
 - Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Scientific name definitions

Barbara Frei, Kimberly G. Smith, James H. Withgott, Paul G. Rodewald, Peter Pyle, and Michael A. Patten
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 5, 2017

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Figure 1. Distribution of the Red-headed Woodpecker. - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Figure 1. Distribution of the Red-headed Woodpecker.

This species generally withdraws from northern part of its breeding range in winter, and its winter distribution is greatly affected by mast (e.g., acorn) abundance.

Recommended Citation

Frei, B., K. G. Smith, J. H. Withgott, P. G. Rodewald, P. Pyle, and M. A. Patten (2020). Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rehwoo.01