Male 'Red-Bellied' Ladder-Backed Woodpecker

by Wildwood512

Finally the male presented himself!!!!!
The adult males have a red cap going from the bill to the nape as seen here; females have a red patch on the nape and another above the bill. A tinge of red accent on the belly area gives this Woodpecker it's name.

Pictured in the background is the Male 'Nuttall's' Ladder-Backed Woodpecker.
Uploaded13/02/2016 - 18:59
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/400
Focal Length77.5mm

Posted 13/02/2016 - 19:21 Link
Another superb shot and lucky you to have a second Woodpecker in the background.

So lovely to see, thank you for sharing it with us.
Regards John/Jumbo
Posted 13/02/2016 - 19:29 Link
Thanks John...and you are soooooo welcome! 😄
Cheers...Donna 😊
Posted 14/02/2016 - 00:59 Link
Another lovely sharp portrait. They will be awarding your bird feeder Michelin stars soon
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Posted 14/02/2016 - 01:08 Link
LOL,David! I had never heard of Michelin Stars so I looked it up, and I accept your 'fowl' compliment!😊

Michelin's Anonymous Reviewers

Of course, the hilarious part of all this is that this prestigious restaurant rating is from a .
. . tire company. Yes, the same Michelin that sells tires also doles out restaurant ratings.

Michelin has a long history of reviewing restaurants, actually. In 1900, the Michelin tire company launched its first guidebook to encourage road tripping in France. In 1926, it started sending out anonymous restaurant reviewers to try restaurants.
Cheers...Donna 😊
Edited by Wildwood512: 14/02/2016 - 01:10
Posted 14/02/2016 - 08:03 Link
Posted 14/02/2016 - 15:12 Link
Thanks giulio!!! 😀
Cheers...Donna 😊
Posted 15/02/2016 - 21:49 Link
Aw so lovely, a treat, thank you for sharing
Posted 16/02/2016 - 00:10 Link
TY Maria! 😊
Cheers...Donna 😊
Posted 19/02/2016 - 17:58 Link
Two for the price of one! Excellent!
So, you're not a fine diner Donna?

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 19/02/2016 - 18:41 Link
Thanks Paul...well, no complaints so far, that counts for something!!!!!! 😉
Cheers...Donna 😊
Edited by Wildwood512: 19/02/2016 - 18:41

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