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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

General Description: Red-bellied Woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) are medium-sized woodpeckers with a black-and-white barred back, light front, and red from the back of the neck to the top of the head. There are a few red feathers on the belly, but the name is a bit of a misnomer.

Favored Habitat: Southern and Eastern hardwood forests.

Where to Find: Don't look for Red-bellied Woodpeckers around Las Vegas; rather, look for them in the eastern US from east Texas north to the Canadian border.

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Notice the bit of red on the belly
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Notice the bit of red on the belly
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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