Red-bellied Woodpeckers

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I heard a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers calling to each other from our camp site, and found the male at the top of a palm tree frond spike.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)

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I heard the female in the old pine tree.ย  It took a bit but I finally found his gal.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

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Both sexes have the red belly.ย  The actual difference between the two, the male has a red crown and nape, the female has the red nape only.

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32 thoughts on “Red-bellied Woodpeckers

  1. Cute couple! We had a male who used to visit our suet feeder. He would always announce his arrival before landing on it. I learned to recognize his call. I love your photo of the female in the tree. Beautiful!

  2. Just catching up on your Florida images. Wow! What a great collection of quality photographs showing off some of our state’s birds!

    Sunset over the Myakka River is quite special.

  3. i love the Red Bellies. Is that a palm tree in the background? Different for me in the north woods! Gorgeous!

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