March 27, 2013

Red-bellied woodpecker

Red-bellied  woodpecker by ricmcarthur
Red-bellied woodpecker, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
You can actually see the red belly on this red-bellied woodpecker.
Even though it has red on its head it isn't a read-headed woodpecker, that name has already been used.
The red-bellied has a black and white pattern on its back with a reed cap and a white rump.
red covers both the crown and nape in the male and only the nape on the female.
They are common visitors to our feeders.
melanerpes carolinus

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