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Another Red-bellied Woodpecker in my backyard in northeast Iowa. USA
Image taken with my Canon PowerShot SX50 IS.

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus ORDER: PICIFORMES FAMILY: PICIDAE

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 them Red-headed Woodpeckers, 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.

Size & Shape
A sleek, round-headed woodpecker, about the same size as a Hairy Woodpecker but without the blocky outlines.

Color Pattern
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.

Behavior
Look for Red-bellied Woodpeckers hitching along branches and trunks of medium to large trees, picking at the bark surface more often than drilling into it. Like most woodpeckers, these birds have a characteristic undulating flight pattern.

Habitat
Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common in many Eastern woodlands and forests, from old stands of oak and hickory to young hardwoods and pines. They will also often venture from forests to appear at backyard feeders.

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Comments

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice, Lori! He sure does bring a little color to a drab day!

  • Doesn’t he though?! Thank you, Dot!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • teresa731
    teresa731almost 2 years ago


    Beautiful close up of this beautiful bird. His cousin lives near us and visits daily!!

  • Awesome!!! Thank you so much, Teresa!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007almost 2 years ago

    What a cutie Lorilee, wonderfully captured, They are such cool birds to watch!

  • Yes, they are!!! Thanks, Larry!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful closeup

  • Thank you, Byron & Julie!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 2 years ago

    Too cute Lorilee!

  • Thank you so much, Pamela!!

    – lorilee

  • Gregg Williams
    Gregg Williamsalmost 2 years ago

    Very well done Lori.

  • Thanks, Greg!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Great closeup!

  • Thank you, Rick!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 2 years ago

    Woodys looking wonderful

  • Thank you so much, Dennis!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • KBritt
    KBrittalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful!! ~kim

  • Thanks, Kim!!! :o)

    – lorilee

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful color and detail. Beautifully captured, lorilee!

  • Thank you, Daniel!!! :o)

    – lorilee

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