Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Melanerpes carolinus Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Red-bellied Woodpecker

This lovely woodpecker takes its name from a small reddish or pinkish area on the belly, which it usually keeps hidden against a tree trunk. It’s slowly spreading north. Laura got a huge number of photos in 2016 when a pair nested in her yard.

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