I have been fascinated by woodpeckers for a long time, but I didn't realize there were so many different types of woodpeckers. This year I purchased a peanut feeder for my backyard. When I started to see different types of woodpeckers using the feeder I checked out information about woodpeckers both online and in my Backyard Birds guide. In this post I will show you photos and facts about the four types of woodpeckers that have visited my backyard.
These woodpeckers usually forage on the ground for food, but I have also seen them at my suet feeders.
These birds are rather large woodpeckers with a striped face pattern and a long white slash on the wing. The male has a red throat and forecrown. The female has white throat and red fore crown, so I would say the photo above is a male Yellow-bellied woodpecker.
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