Red Bellied Woodpecker

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Colorful dude
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    One of the things that struck me about these photos is that one of them clearly shows the spot of red on his belly for which they are named. 99 times out of 100 I never see it because they're either facing away from me against a tree, or sideways to me against a tree, or behind a tree too low to see the red spot, etc...lucked out in one of these
     
  4. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    Thank you for that! I have never seen the "red belly" and I've lived around them most of my life. Both are excellent captures of a colorful male.
     
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  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Brilliant pics. I see them occasionally at our feeders. Funny how their head color is so prominent, yet they are named after a faint patch on their bellies.

    Tony
     
  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    I guess not to confuse them with the true Red Headed Woodpecker...


     
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