About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Photo Share: Red-bellied Woodpecker

 Red-bellied Woodpecker close-ups by Holly S VanVoorhis.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - They are common throughout most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula year-round. People often call the Red-bellied woodpecker by a list of common misnomers like red-headed or ladder-back woodpecker because of their gleaming red caps and striking black and white barred backs. Since virtually all woodpeckers are black and white with patches of bright colors on various parts of their bodies, the Red-bellied was named for the unique pinkish tinge on the belly, common to both genders.       . 

Thank you for sharing your photos! Holly sent us lots of fabulous photos and if anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

2 comments:

Terry said...

I really enjoy these birds in my yard. Beautiful photos.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!