A female hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus villosus) wild caught at Rum River Central Park.

This bird was caught and banded as part of a nation-wide study of birds called MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations.

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