Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) - HBW 7, p. 491

French: Pic à face blanche German: Kokardenspecht Spanish: Pico de Florida

Taxonomy: Picus borealis Vieillot, 1807, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA.
Basal relationships with P. stricklandi, P. villosus and P. albolarvatus. Birds from C & S Florida named as race hylonomus on basis of smaller size, but unacceptable, since size decreases clinally from N to S. Monotypic.

Distribution: Patchily in SE USA, from SE Oklahoma and E Texas E to Atlantic coast: extends N to Kentucky and S Virginia, S to C Louisiana, S Mississippi and C Florida.

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