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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

Adults are mainly light gray on the face and underparts; they have black and white barred patterns on their back, wings and tail. Adult males have a red head going from the bill to the nape; females have a red patch on the nape and another above the bill. The reddish tinge on the belly that gives the bird its name is difficult to see in field identification. They are 9 to 10.5 inches long, and have a wingspan of 15 to 18 inches.

Habitat:

Red-headed woodpeckers generally live in larger wood lots, and in older mature forests. They need older larger trees so they can bore a hole in which they build their nest. Notes:

Notes:

This bird, finds its way to my wooded yard on a regular basis looking for bugs under the bark of many of the trees in my yard. It will also come to suet feeders set up, in the late fall, winter and early spring

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12 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Pretty woody... Very nice captures !!!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Amazing

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks a bunch YukoChartraw

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Stunning!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks all for your wonderful comments. I love seeing this guy in my yard almost daily during the winter months. I do try my best to help supplement his diet with suet, nuts and seeds.

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

wonderful series

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Espectacular; bella toma::

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

lovely pics!

Sukaina
Sukaina 8 years ago

great shots!

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 8 years ago

fantastic

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Beautiful!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Nice series.

williefromwi
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williefromwi

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012

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