November 29, 2022

Hand Feeding a Red-Bellied Woodpecker in Slow Motion is Mesmerizing

A male red-bellied woodpecker glides in from the edge of the forest to get a treat from the hand of Jocelyn Anderson.

You in some cases see these Red-bellied Woodpeckers wedge big nuts right into the crevices of bark, then whack them right into manageable items using their beaks.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Compilation

They can also use the cracks in trees and fence posts to store food for later in the year, a habit it shares with other woodpeckers.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Identification, Everything About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

These birds are pale, medium-sized woodpeckers and are common in the forests in the East of the USA.

Their barred backs and also gleaming red caps makes them unforgettable.

Be careful not to call them Red-headed Woodpeckers, they are rarer types who are mostly black on the back with big white wing patches.

Red-Bellied WoodpeckerRed-bellied woodpeckers can stick their tongue out almost 2 inches past the end of its beak.

The tip is barbed and they have sticky spit implying its easier to snatch prey from deep crevices.