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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

 

F/ 6.3, 1/125, ISO 800.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I went to the zoo today and asked if they had any talking parrots.

The zookeeper said they didn’t, but they had a woodpecker that knew morse code.

Interesting Fact: You may occasionally see a Red-bellied Woodpecker flying quickly and erratically through the forest, abruptly changing direction, alighting for an instant and immediately taking off again, keeping up a quick chatter of calls. Scientists categorize this odd behavior as a type of play that probably helps young birds practice the evasive action they may one day need. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker/lifehistory )

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38 Comments

  1. Great picture. I have had red-bellied and Downey woodpeckers come to my yard, but it’s been hard to get clear pictures! This is great!

  2. Probably they practice to save there lives from any attack of foes.

    • Yeah I know, but I wasn’t the one that came up with their name. If it was up to me I would call them something else. Thank you very much and checking out my work. 🙂

  3. What a photo! I have never seen this woodpecker, does not live here in this very cold could country, this morning -23 C.

    • Wow that is really cold and I was complaining about our weather, witch is nothing compared to yours. I am sure the woodpecker in your country I never saw. Thank you for popping in and sharing. 🙂

  4. Beautiful shot, will look out for one like this, this coming Spring, right now it’s too cold outdoors for man or bird to venture 🙂

    • Hahaha I agree, but for now you can just enjoy my work. Hahaha that you very much for stopping by and your comment. 🙂

  5. I must tell you your photography is stunning. I enjoy the approach you’ve taken with providing laughter and short facts. I’d also like to thank you for your kind support on the pictures I have taken with my phone. Kindly, Belinda

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