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Melanerpes carolinus is perhaps misleadingly named because the most prominent "red" is found on its head, not its belly. The species is most prevalent in the southeastern quarter of the US but does reach southern Canada in the breeding season. This individual is a male.
Backyard balcony (suet feeder) in residential neighborhood, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Spotted on Feb 26, 2015
Submitted on Mar 28, 2015
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