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By Todd Telander
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The adult female is illustrated. indd 49 9/6/12 9:50 AM Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus woodpeckers Family Picidae (Woodpeckers) Size: 9" Season: Year-round Habitat: Woodlands, areas with standing dead trees, suburbs The Red-headed Woodpecker has a striking bright red head and a powerful, tapered bill. It is black above, with a large patch of white across the lower back and secondaries, and white below. The juvenile has a pale brown head and incomplete white back patch. In all woodpeckers the tail is very stiff, with sharp tips to aid in support while clinging to a tree trunk.
In flight there is a distinctive black patch on the axillary feathers. The breeding plumage develops a sharply contrasting black belly, face, and front of the neck. The breeding (bottom) and nonbreeding (top) are illustrated. plovers Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus Family Charadriidae (Plovers) Size: 7" Season: Summer Habitat: Open sand or mudflats, coastal beaches The Piping Plover is rare and threatened due to disturbance to its open, sandy habitat. It is often heard before seen because of its cryptic coloration.
The adult is illustrated. indd 28 9/6/12 9:50 AM Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris Family Rallidae (Rails, Coots) Size: 14" Season: Year-round Habitat: Coastal salt water, brackish marshes rails, coots Also known as the Marsh Hen, the Clapper Rail is very shy and difficult to see. It lurks through marshy vegetation and usually chooses to walk or swim rather than fly. It forages by probing through mud and grass for a variety of small prey, vocalizing harsh, clattering kek-kek-kek sounds in rapid succession.
Birds of Virginia: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander