Red Bellied Woodpecker | Bulls Island Natural Area

red bellied woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus
• Robin-sized 25 cm (10 inches) long
• Barred black and white above
• Sexes similar in appearance
• Red crown and nape in males
• Female has red nape only
• Common in South
• Habitually stores food
• Consumes insect pests
• Habitats include open and swamp woodlands, parks during migration and feeders in winter

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