Top 14 Woodpeckers in Texas

Acorn Woodpecker:The medium-sized, rather chubby acorn woodpecker has a dark body with white patches on its belly and throat. One of its most distinguishing characteristics is its huge, “clown-like”.

Downy Woodpecker:The smallest woodpecker in North America is the downy woodpecker. These little woodpeckers are year-round eastern and northern Texas residents because they do not migrate.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker:The barred, ladder-like pattern on the ladder-backed woodpecker’s back is undoubtedly already obvious to you, but did you know that it also has a checkered pattern.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker:This woodpecker has four distinct subspecies, which can be distinguished from one another by the golden feather patterns on their bellies, throats, and heads. 

 Red-bellied Woodpecker:The red-bellied woodpecker spends the entire year in east Texas and much of the country’s east. Look for the bright red on the tops of heads and backs of necks to recognize.

Lewis’s Woodpecker:The huge mountain ranges of the western United States are home to this distinctively colored woodpecker, which occasionally makes its way to Texas. 

Red-naped Sapsucker:These medium-sized woodpeckers have brilliant red throats, napes, and caps, and small white feathered patches are scattered across the rest of their black feathered body. 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker :The majority of Texas and the eastern part of the country are home to the yellow-bellied sapsucker. Typically, one may observe them clinging to the huge.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker:This endangered species can only be found in protected regions, such as state and national forests, where it dwells in mature Longleaf Pine savannas, a very particular habitat

Northern Flicker:Most of North America and the United States are home to some northern flickers. They have a winter range in Texas but live there all year in the northern and eastern parts.

=Pileated Woodpecker:The pileated woodpecker has a body that is predominantly charcoal-gray and is about the size of a crow. It grows to a length of 16 to 19 inches on average .

Hairy Woodpecker: The similarities between the two, such as their small stature and pointed, thin beak, make it difficult for a beginner birdwatcher to distinguish between them. 

Williamson’s Sapsucker: is primarily coated in black and white feathers, and the bellies of the males are covered in bright yellow feathers. It is unfortunately uncommon to witness .

Red-headed Woodpecker: is mostly found in central and eastern Texas, can be recognized by its entirely red or scarlet head. Its body is black with white markings on its wings and belly. 

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