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Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, Pic à tête rouge
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, Pic à tête rouge
Laser-cut acrylic and archival pigment on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, also available as a print
21 3/8 x 12 7/8 in or 54,2 x 32,6 cm
2020

The collage present a cut out image of a women with a red painted hand on her face taking part in a protest for violence against indigenous women.

Status: Endangered Canada, Threatened, Quebec and Near threatened USA

The Red-headed Woodpecker was once very common throughout the east but has been continually decreasing. Reasons for the decline are not well known but probably include loss of potential nest sites (owing to cutting dead trees) and competition with starlings for nest cavities. When swooping out to catch insects in flight, it is often struck by car along roadsides.
Source: www.Audubon.org