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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:

Black willow on Lake Belton shoreline.


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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

Spotted on Oct 4, 2014
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014

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