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Comes north in May--often stays all winter--most commonly seen in the

Song--shrill, lively call resembling the voice of the tree-frog.

Male and female have crimson head and neck--upper parts black with
white marking--white band across wings--most conspicuous when bird is
in flight.

Lower parts white--bill wedge-shaped, strong, and sharp--tail strong
and stiff, used as a brace when clinging to a tree-trunk and tapping
with bill--toes arranged two in front and two behind for better support
in clinging to tree trunks, etc.

Young birds resemble the parents, except that in colour they are a
mottled gray.

Food is largely fruit--green corn, nuts, and larval insects procured
from tree-trunks.--Sometimes stores away nuts, etc.

Place chosen for nest is usually a rotting tree, which is easier to
bore.--Hollow from fifteen to eighteen inches deep.--Eggs pure white,
generally six in number.

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