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Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

Acorn woodpecker

The adult acorn woodpecker has a brownish-black head, back, wings and tail, white forehead, throat, belly and rump. The eyes are white. There is a small part on the small of their backs where there are some green feathers. The adult male has a red cap starting at the forehead, whereas females have a black area between the forehead and the cap.

Source: Wikipedia