Male Red-bellied Woodpecker with its Adorable Young One

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Male Red-bellied Woodpecker with its adorable young one beautifully captured in Murrysville, Pennsylvania by @write2mad

Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers look similar to adults, but they are duller overall. Young birds have a less distinctive pattern on the back, and their crowns are dusky without red on the nape or nasal tufts, although males and some females can show red-tipped feathers in the crown.

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  1. I’m sitting on my porch and I have also been watching a male red bellied woodpecker feeding its juvenile, I have also spotted its female mother here in Wallace, N.C.

    • Hi Sharon. That’s fabulous! We love watching the Red-bellied Woodpeckers feed their young and teach them to use our suet feeders. They’re one of our favorite backyard birds to have.

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