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Red-bellied woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus


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 cap 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.(Wikipedia)


Spotted on a dead snag in a mixed forest.


Found mostly in eastern United States.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.46, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 12, 2018
Submitted on Oct 2, 2018

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