Volume 1, Plate 9

Red-bellied woodpecker
Yellow-bellied woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
Downy woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

"There is perhaps no bird in North America more universally known than this. His tricoloured plumage, red, white, and black, glossed with teal blue, is so striking and characteristic, and his predatory habits in the orchards and cornfields, added to his numbers, and fondness for hovering along the fences, so very notorious, that almost every child is acquainted with the red-headed woodpecker....whereever there is a tree or trees of the wild cherry covered with ripe fruit, there you see them busy among the branches; and in passing orchards, you may easily know where to find the earlierst, sweetest aples, by observing those trees on or near which the red-headed woodpecker is skulking; for he is so excellent a connoisseur in fruit, that wherever an apple or pear is found borached by him, it is sure to be among the ripest and best flavoured: when alarmed, he seizes a capital one by striking his open bill deep into it, and bears it off to the woods."