Young Male Red Bellied Woodpecker

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 19, 2019
TakenJanuary 19, 2019
Exposure1/320 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length42.8 mm
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He is identified as a young male because he has a little red patch in front of his beak as well
as red coverage on the nape of his neck. As he matures the back of his head will have red all
the way from in front of his beak to the nape of his neck. Female red bellied woodpeckers don't have the red patch by their beak but the red color stays centralized on the back of the nape.

His feathers were fluffed out because it was only around 0 degrees but he stoically came to the feeder to grab some black oiled sunflower seeds to eat.

5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (20 Jan 2019):

    a cool portrait!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (20 Jan 2019):

    His markings and feathers fluffed out are so perfectly captured. I always wonder how they can handle the 'elements', but they can with your feed and care!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (20 Jan 2019):

    I agree with my daughter. Well done.

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (20 Jan 2019):

    Perfectly captured. So great when you catch them with a seed!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (20 Jan 2019):

    An excellent and delightful close-up of this little fellow! Images like this really brighten my day.. and I'm sure your feeders make a big difference in their lives.

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