Bird Details
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Color: Black, Red, White
Size: 9.25"
Season: Year-round
Description: Wings have black and white bars. Cap and neck are red. Breast, belly and sides of neck are a buffy tan. The female has red patches on the back of the neck and above the bill; male has a red cap extending from the bill to the back of the neck.
Voice: Calls include churr-churr and a rolling kwirrr.
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Habitat: Woodlands, parks and suburbs.
Interesting Fact: The Red-bellied Woodpecker's tongue is three times as long as its bill. The tongue is so long that it splits in two and wraps around and over the bird's skull and reconnects within the nasal passage.
Scientific name: Melanerpes carolinus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Howard Eskin

Ben Meadors

Howard Eskin

Male at cavity entrance
Erik Hendrickson
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