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Red Bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus


Woodland habitat along the Mississippi River at Rock Creek County Park.


This was the only red bellied that we saw mixed in with a large population of red headed woodpeckers and a couple of downy woodpeckers.

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beaker98 3 years ago

Thanks Leuba:)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Gorgeous !

beaker98 3 years ago

Northern flickers so not have red heads. They have a red patch where the skull and neck meet, and can have red patches under the eyes. They are more grey/brown in overall color and have yellow feathers in the wings that may not be visible until flying. Similar in size though.

Grace M.
Grace M. 3 years ago

I could be wrong, but this may be a Northern Flicker.

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Iowa, USA

Lat: 41.75, Long: -90.32

Spotted on Mar 12, 2016
Submitted on Mar 14, 2016

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