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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

Tan body with a bright red head. Back and wings are covered in thin bands of black and white. These birds do have a faint red streak on their underside, hence the common name. Females only have red on the back of their heads, with a gray patch on the forehead. This one is a male!

Notes:

First time I've ever seen one of these. This one has been visiting the feeder for a few weeks now.

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Shane_S
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Shane_S

New York, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2015
Submitted on Jan 13, 2015

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