Monday, February 8, 2010

Crimson-crested Woodpecker with Raised Crest Feathers

Originally posted 9/10/2010 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

Playing hide 'n seek #4, originally uploaded by wmlub.
Here's a very nice photo of a female Crimson-crested Woodpecker raising her black and red crest. It's no surprise that woodpeckers can raise and lower their crest feathers. But the fact that the crest is relaxed, or lowered, more often than it is raised makes photos like this one quite uncommon! Thanks to wmlub for granting permission to post his photo here.


Linda said...

This is very interesting. I didn't know the crest can be raised like that. Thanks for your fascinating reads, videos, and pics Bill of these fascinating birds! I always wondered two what the tapping meant in the above video...I enjoy this wonderful site, thanks! Thanks for your nice visits and comments on my blog..cheers, Linda

Bill Benish said...

Hi Linda. It's so nice of you to visit and share your kind comments here. Cheers!


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