Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Golden-Fronted Woodpecker 1

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Golden-Fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons, at Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Texas.

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 1 April 2008 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/100s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.


  1. #1 arby
    September 4, 2008

    How did they get the head on backerds? Seriously, beautiful shot. rb

  2. #2 Marilynn
    September 4, 2008

    Beautiful shot. The bird is so pretty too! I rarely get to see many unique birds around here…well I see falcons and hawks sometimes, but not very often.

    Just like Arby said, How do they get their head backwards?

  3. #3 The Ridger
    September 4, 2008

    I was going to ask that! Are the heads always backwards like that?

  4. #4 kereng
    September 5, 2008

    Yes the head is always backwards.
    Otherwise it would be a Golden-Backed Woodpecker.

  5. #5 "GrrlScientist"
    September 5, 2008

    you people are wicked.

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