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 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)




Red-bellied Woodpecker | Melanerpes carolinus photo
male Red-bellied Woodpecker on deck railing.

Photograph by Phyzome. GNU Free Documentation License.  (view image details)

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER FACTS

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Melanerpes
Species:carolinus
Common Name:Red-bellied Woodpecker


Relatives in same Genus
  Golden-fronted Woodpecker (M. aurifrons)
  Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (M. chrysogenys)
  Red-headed Woodpecker (M. erythrocephalus)
  Acorn Woodpecker (M. formicivorus)
  Lewis's Woodpecker (M. lewis)
  Black-cheeked Woodpecker (M. pucherani)
  Gila Woodpecker (M. uropygialis)