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Female Red-bellied Woodpecker ~ Melanerpes carolinus  by Bonnie Robert

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Female Red-bellied Woodpecker ~ Melanerpes carolinus by 

The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common in forests of the East. Their strikingly barred backs and gleaming red caps make them an unforgettable sight – just resist the temptation to call it a Red-headed Woodpecker, a somewhat rarer species that’s mostly black on the back with big white wing patches. Learn the Red-bellied’s rolling call and you’ll notice these birds everywhere.

Reference & for more info All About Birds


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  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Bonnie!!

  • Thanks Deb

    – Bonnie Robert

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    An instant FAV for me Bonnie, a lovely capture my friend. Don.

  • Thanks Don, you are a great support!

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    What a sweetie! Thanks so very much for adding this image to the Woodpeckers Around the World group!

  • You are very welcome, I’m happy you are pleased with it. I have more but I’m slow lately. Bonnie in VA

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Bonnie and great write up!

  • Thanks, you are such a great support to me.

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 4 years ago

    Oh my, fabulous capture of this beauty Bonnie. Isn’t he gorgeous?

  • Thanks Teresa, glad you like it

    – Bonnie Robert

  • PS thanks for the fav too I missed that fact the other day.

    – Bonnie Robert

  • maxy
    maxyabout 4 years ago

    What a beauty!!!! The expression and lovely detail is amazing – beautifully captured! xx

  • Thanks, I’m glad you like it.

    – Bonnie Robert

  • By the way thanks for adding me to your watchlist & the fav of this. I missed a whole page of notifications the other day. I will be by to visit. Bonnie in VA

    – Bonnie Robert

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Terrific capture young lady!!

  • Thanks Anthony, your comments are much appreciated

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 4 years ago

    An excellent shot Bonnie of this beautiful bird, great discription too!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

  • Thanks for the fav and your super comment

    – Bonnie Robert

  • sewcrafty
    sewcraftyabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of this lady, Bonnie! The can also be comical: Before we moved, we had a male Red-belly that would just raise all kinds of ruckus with us when “his” suet cake box was empty. He would back down the tree as fast as he could as soon as it was filled LOL!

  • That’s funny I love to watch them when they bring their young to the suet to feed them. We have at least one pair, maybe 2 in the woods behind our house. Thanks for the compliment!

    – Bonnie Robert

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Bonnie Robert

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