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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus


A sleek, round-headed woodpecker, about the same size as a Hairy Woodpecker but without the blocky outlines. Often appears pale overall, even the boldly black-and-white striped back, with flashing red cap and nape. Look for white patches near the wingtips as this bird flies.


Gulf Park Oak Ridge Trail. This trail is part of Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails, Gulf State Park, Alabama The trails run along marshes, secondary sand dunes, swamps, over creeks.

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gatorfellows 6 years ago

Luckily this one kept flying ahead the way I was hiking. :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

I also try to follow them for a while if I can ;)

gatorfellows 6 years ago

Thanks Stian. This bird was a chatty one and I followed his call for a while. :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Great pictures gatorfellows!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.27, Long: -87.65

Spotted on Apr 25, 2013
Submitted on May 4, 2013

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