Red-bellied woodpeckers in the snow

Red-bellied woodpeckers are commonly seen in the eastern U.S. in woodland and forest areas. I see them year-round, and they usually come to the feeders in the mornings. Even though the brightest red coloration is on their heads, they are not known as Red-headed woodpeckers but instead as Red-bellied because of the red that also is present on the belly but that can’t be readily seen unless the bird is hanging upside down.

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  1. alekmountain says:

    I seldom see Red-bellied Woodpeckers, but perhaps that is because my woods are full of the much larger Pileated Woodpeckers. One thing that surprised me was the the Pileated Woodpeckers can’t get enough Dogwood berries in the late summer and early fall.

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    1. I frequently see Pileated Woodpeckers as well, not in the feeder of course, but out in the woods. And I hear them quite often. I was once on the phone with someone from another state, and the Pileated Woodpeckers were outside sounding like jungle birds. The person to whom I was speaking thought I was in an aviary or nature preserve in a tropical location. LOL


  2. Anonymous says:

    i have enjoyed your blogging posts on your plants and observations of bird life.
    I believe once you mentioned Yonah Mountain in a post ……and because I do volunteer landscape work in a little nearby community-Sautee Nacoochee–I wanted to ask some plants questions about some of the flora growing in the area. You might be able to give me some information or pointers. Here is my email address——–if you would please give me a response back, I can ask the questions (could be several) Thanks, if you care to do so.


    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I did send you an email and will be happy to answer questions if I can. There is another blogger who lives near me and is quite knowledgeable about local flora, so if I can’t provide answers to your questions, maybe he can.


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