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red-bellied woodpecker (male)

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

A medium-sized woodpecker of eastern North American deciduous forests.

Habitat:

Backyard balcony suet feeder in residential neighborhood, Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Notes:

A European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) "competes" (--that is their nature!) with the woodpecker for the suet. But perhaps unexpectedly, the woodpecker prevails in this battle.

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Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on Mar 29, 2015

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