Many people incorrectly identify the Red bellied for a Red headed Woodpecker. Of course it doesn’t help that you really can’t see much of a red belly on the Red bellied Woodpecker.
Either way I enjoy seeing these beauties at my deck feeder. This one is enjoying sunflower seeds.
The Red bellied Woodpecker is a common woodpecker that can be found on the eastern half of the United States as far south as Texas and as far north as Canada. Its habitat is woodlands, suburban backyards, and parks.
This bird is a medium size woodpecker and is from nine to ten and a half inches in length. Their wingspan is from fifteen to eighteen inches.
I see them year round in my backyard.
Ever seen this bird in your world?
We don’t have Woodpeckers in New Zealand but our Kingfishers peck at the Wood of a tree to build their nests. Lovely bird.
There are 6 species of woodpeckers in Bulgaria, but we do not have of these species!
Love this bird, I love woodpeckers.
A beautiful bird. We don’t have this type of bird.
This bird with these colors is a delight.
lol you and Alex with the pirate talk. Well this is a wonderful shot, so much DOF, so clear. Just perfect. Love the color of your backyard with this high depth of field. I would love to see your birds in a coffee table book.
I forgot to mention that yes we do have this kind. I saw one the other day in a tree above where I had my car parked at work.
That is great you see him in your world too.
He is a funny man. Thanks so much Kim it was taken through my patio doors. He is a beautiful bird.
i have seen them many times, but closer to the wooded areas around us.
They are such incredible birds with the striking color contrast.
my dad was always watching for Pileated woodpeckers. It took me years to find out they are extremely rare.
I also would love to see one. Only in photos have I seen one.
somewhere in my dads pictures is a Pileated Woodpecker image. He and I were in the old forest of Brown County state park. We actually shaw it flying first, then boring a tree for bugs.
The woodpecker that comes to the Walnut tree next to my yard doesn’t have such a bright color.
It’s definitely different.
There are many varieties and also differences with the male and female too.
Similar – I should post our local woodpeckers here. I caught them a couple of times or more each.
Oh, and here I have Stellar’s Jays (with the black heads).
That’s a really great ID picture – like picture perfect.
Thanks and I have never seen a Stellar except in photos. Striking birds.
Our woodpeckers look a bit different.
There are so many different types.
We have woodpecker but not in red bellied.
There are many different types.
We have wood peckers visiting us but they look different specially their head has some kind of a projection.
So many different types of woodpeckers.
keep yer woodpecker well clear of me mizzenmast, yar!
Ahoy, Matey. That is all I have for now! 🙂
avast me heartie! ye be speaking like a pirate!
Seems easy enough. Comes natural for you.
What do pirates use telephones for?
that be a fine bit of pirate humor, and no doubt of it YAR!
Lovely woodpecker. The woodpeckers here are small and look black with yellow beaks.
I love these birds. We also have small downy woodpeckers. They are black and white striped.
Here is a photo of the downy…
The downy is the smallest woodpecker, they are so funny to watch circle around the trees.
The mention of woodpecker always reminds me of Woody the woodpecker in the cartoons of yore.
Yes, these are a lot different.
Do you see woodpeckers in your world Alex?
Forgot to add this photo should be shared with today’s Nature Thursday challenge.
Too bad we cannot edit our posts after publishing. 🙁
Anybody out there listening?
No, but a comment must be 20 regardless.