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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

Often appears pale overall, even the boldly black-and-white striped back, with flashing red cap and nape. White patches near the wingtips as this bird flies.

Habitat:

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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CoastalJHawk

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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