Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Another Woodpecker, again from West Virginia. This is a female Red Bellied Woodpecker. Mainly found in forests in the eastern half of the US. The female has a red patch on the back of the head...the more spectacular male has a red top half of the head. This bird actually gets its name from the reddish patch (that you can just see) on its lower belly. Smaller than the Pileated Woodpecker, it's approx 10 ins long.

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