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Red bellied Wood Pecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

Red Bellied Wood Peckers, a female and a male.

Habitat:

back yard bird feeder, wooded swampy area.

Notes:

These two birds come to my feeders almost every day singing.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Melanerpes aurifrons Golden-fronted Woodpecker


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8 Comments

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 8 years ago

Of course.

ChicaMc
ChicaMc 8 years ago

Thank you everyone for your comments and help! I am new to this site, but I love it and love spotting and trying to id. A little slow to update... sorry. Thanks again for your help.

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 8 years ago

The point is, she has a male and female visiting her feeders.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Yes, the female in the first picture's cap stops half way, then has another dot at the base of the bill. The male in the second photo has the cap that goes all the way from the back of the neck to the bill.

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 8 years ago

Male Red-bellied Woodpeckers red cap goes all the way to their beak. This females cap clearly stops half-way.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

The first photo is a female, and the second photo is a male.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

ChicaMc, your ID of red-bellied woodpecker is correct. This is a female to be exact. AndresDuarte's suggestion of golden-fronted woodpecker is not correct. Golden-fronted are only found in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico, and they have a gold dot at the base of the bill, where as your woodpecker clearly has a red dot.

Great pictures! Since you know the ID of your organism, you can go ahead and add the scientific name, which can be found by doing a quick google search, so it can be added to the database. Thanks!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Good Picture!

ChicaMc
Spotted by
ChicaMc

Needham, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jan 15, 2013
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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