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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Occasionally we are preveledged to hear and see the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Today was the day.

Let me tell you, he was beautiful.

These gorgeous creatures have black and white striped backs, wings, and tail feathers making them a very striking and easily recognizable bird.

Besides the striking black and white barred wings,
the male Red-bellied Woodpecker also sports a brilliant red head and nape.
The female is fashioned with only a red nape.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker has a small reddish patch on its belly
and prefers woodlands and parks as their choice of habitat.
He graced us all here in the great state of Texas, March 2011.

:: Melanerpes carolinus 9 1/4" ::
National Geographics

Want to check out the other fabulous bird photos?
Fly on over to Jillsy Girl and view the beautiful photos and enter the Tweets Around The World.

I'd also like to invite you to go on over to My Romantic Home
for Show And Tell Friday to view things that will boggle your mind.


Jillsy Girl said...

I love woodpeckers despite their destructive habits. The other day (right after I announced this challenge) a saw a Pileated Woodpecker fly through our backyard (unfortunately with no camera in hand). If you've never seen one, imagine this little guy about 10 times bigger!! Thanks for joining in!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wonderful blog!..Lovely pics :)
Please, join in my CSN giveaway on my design blog!:)

Anonymous said...

oh this reminds me to add to the tweets around the world.