Date: 7/3/18 12:22 pm
From: Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Hairy Atlas
While Chris and Steve are dispensing some very helpful updates, ideas etc,
it occurred to me this might be useful - it's very easy to forget (or maybe
not realize) that male Hairy Woodpeckers and (Downy) can be pinned down as
juveniles by noting the placement of the red on the head. The juvenile
males can have a nice little red cap positioned on the forehead - totally
different from the placement of the red mark on the nape of adults.
(According to BNA Online, apparently juv females can occasionally have a
little red there as well).

I was reminded of this this morning while working to get a good look at a
Hairy and saw this colorful little "beret" on what proved to be a juvenile.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury
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