Wednesday, April 16, 2014


When I came home from school a week ago, I was about to let my dogs out but I peeked in our door window first and then saw this woodpecker feasting on the bird's brick food we put in the backyard.
I hurriedf up and get my camera, change the lens so I can zoom a bit more and took some shots.
I love  woodpeckers colors.  I am glad that they are now slowly invading our backyard again.  Which reminds me, I need to buy more seed bricks for them.

According to Wikipedia
The woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers are a family, Picidae, of near-passerine birds. Members of this family are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions. Most species live in forests or woodland habitats, although a few species are known to live in treeless areas, such as rocky hillsides and deserts. The Picidae are just one of the eight living families in the order Piciformes. Members of the order Piciformes, such as the jacamars, puffbirds, barbets, toucans, and honeyguides, have traditionally been thought to be very closely related to the woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers. 
More recently, DNA sequence analyses have confirmed this view. There are about 200 species and about 30 genera in this family. Many species are threatened or endangered due to loss of habitat or habitat fragmentation. Two species of woodpeckers, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the Imperial Woodpecker, have been considered extinct for about 30 years (there has been some controversy recently whether these species still exist).

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