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Red-bellied woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common in forests of the East. Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight . Often appears pale overall, even the boldly black-and-white striped back, with flashing red cap and nape. Look for white patches near the wingtips as this bird flies. They are omnivores, eating insects, fruits, nuts and seeds.

Habitat:

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common in many Eastern woodlands and forests, from old stands of oak and hickory to young hardwoods and pines. They will also often venture from forests to appear at backyard feeders.


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keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Red-bellied woodpecker

New York, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 13, 2010
Submitted on Sep 14, 2010

Spotted for mission

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