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Pigeon sized woodpecker of the Melanerpes family with bright red nape and crown, black and white barred back and wings with a light tan breast and reddish belly. While the male sports an entirely red crown, the female has a grey cap with red nape. Not to be confused with the Red-headed Woodpecker which sports an entire head of crimson red plumage. These Woodpeckers seem to be somewhat territorial and will readily chase away other Woodpeckers and other species of birds that get too close to their preferred feeding spots.
Found in suburbs, parks and open woodland areas. Fairly common in southeastern Michigan.
Photographs 1-5 show the male Red-bellied Woodpecker while Photo 6 shows the female.
Spotted on Feb 28, 2016
Submitted on Mar 6, 2016
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Brilliant! Great series and well deserved SOTW.
great SOTW! :)
Wow! Look at the female's eyes. How pretty.
What stunning pictures!
Excellent presentation, Miguel, and on top of that...great photography. Well done!
Really beautiful and precious.
Great shots man!!!
Lovely series! Congrats!
Beautiful shots !! I had pleasant morning after looking at this....Thanks
Congrats Miguel! Great series.
Congrats Miguel.Denyer! This spotting has been chosen by our PN Rangers as our PN Spot of the Week!
Awesome series Miguel,congrats and thanks for sharing
Amazing shots !!!
phenomenal pictures! congrats :)