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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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4 Comments

gatorfellows
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
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!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.27, Long: -87.65

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

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