Red-bellied Woodpeckers are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers common at mid-Michigan feeders. The reddish tinge on the belly that gives the bird its name is usually difficult to see.
and females search for food differently. Males forage for bugs primarily on
trunks, while females like the one in the photo forage primarily on tree limbs. Females also
forage higher on the trees than males.
Male red-bellied woodpeckers have a bright red cap from their forehead
to the base of their neck. Females have red only on the their necks.
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