The Travels of Tug 44

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

This male Red-Bellied Woodpecker is instantly recognizable by the big red area on his head and back of the neck. They eat the usual bugs they drill out of trees, like most Woodpeckers, but they will also take fruits and nuts when bugs are in short supply.   high-res

Here, the male Red-Bellied Woodpecker conveniently shows off his red colors.   high-res

The male Red-Bellied Woodpecker does actually have some red coloring on his belly, though it is sometimes difficult to spot.   high-res

They really are pretty birds with distinctive colors.   high-res

What happens when you're really too big for the bird feeder's perches? If you're a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, you hang onto one perch and lean down to feed from a lower opening. They are rather agile.   high-res

And here's Mom! She looks the same as the male Red-bellied Woodpecker but she lacks all the red colors. But she loves suet just as much.   high-res

The Red-Bellied Woodpecker, one the more colorful visiters to the bird feeder.

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