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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus (male)


Mistakenly called Redheaded Woodpecker, this is actually a Red-Chested woodpecker. This one is male. It's red mow hawk goes from the top of the beak to the back of the neck. The females have an orange streak on the "forehead". This is one of the males. In January he was very active building a nest in a dead tree for his female and him to raise young in. It is June now and they have not been at that nest for about a month now. But I hear them (or relatives) pecking in the distance.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

This link is cool. it describes the 4 different kinds of calls including the one which fledglings make when begging for food.

HeatherMiller 11 years ago

They make the coolest sound. Aside from the peck peck peck...their call is cool. Other "kwrr" is the closest I can find...the ones I hear are deeper sounding that that. It's a cool sound.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

lovely bird!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Nice spotting,

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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