Heard and observed Dryocopus pounding away on dead oak branches, and observed during flight.
Heard calling from a snag near the nature center at Lake Houston Wilderness Park.
Red cap with a black strip over the eyes. Black body with a white strip along the edge of its wings.
it was around 4:00pm when saw a little bird fly up to a tree. I had figured it was a woodpecker because I saw the red mohawk, and it started to peck at the tree
Dryocopus is a genus of large powerful woodpeckers, typically 35–45 cm in length. It has representatives in North and South America, Europe, and Asia; some South American species are endangered. It was believed to be closely related to the American genus Campephilus, but it is part of an entirely different lineage of woodpeckers altogether (Benz et al., 2006)