Birds of Evergreen

A guide to the avifauna of the campus core, forest, and beach



Downy Woodpecker

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae Genus: Dryobates Species: Dryobates pubescens Introduction The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is a small woodpecker that is about 17 centimeters long, has a wingspan of 30 centimeters, and weighs roughly 27 grams (Sibley, 2016). When looking at… Continue Reading →

Hairy Woodpecker

The Hairy Woodpecker, or Picoides Villosus, is a medium sized woodpecker with a habitat range spanning over most the United States and up into Southern Canada. It is primarily black, white, and grey in colour, while the males also have recognizable red feathers on the back of their heads. They have a white streak down their backs, while their wings are spotted white on black.

Northern Flicker

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae Genus: Colaptes Species: Colaptes auratus Subspecies: Colaptes auratus cafer Colaptes (ko-LAP-teez) Latinized from Greek, kolapto, to chisel or peck auratus (aw-RA-tus) Aurata, golden or gilded, from aurum, gold cafer (KAY-fer) After South Africa, a mistake made in 1788 by… Continue Reading →

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae Genus: Sphyrapicus Species: Sphyrapicus ruber Introduction The Red-breasted sapsucker is a robin-sized woodpecker that feeds on sap from trees. It is about 20-22 cm in length and 69-48 g in mass (Walters, Miller, & Lowther, 2014).The… Continue Reading →

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