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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 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)

Habitat:

Spotted on a dead snag in a mixed forest.

Notes:

Found mostly in eastern United States.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.46, Long: -93.05

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

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