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They start with the beak
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers look similar to adults, but they are duller overall. Young birds have a less distinctive pattern on the back, and their crowns are dusky without red on the nape or nasal tufts, although males and some females can show red-tipped feathers in the crown.
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Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers look similar to adults, but they are duller overall. Young birds have a less distinctive pattern on the back, and their crowns are dusky without red on the nape or nasal tufts, although males and some females can show red-tipped feathers in the crown.
Location
yard bird, Myrtle Beach, SC
Date taken
Aug., 2022
Scientific name
Melanerpes carolinus
Equipment used
Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS. plus a 1+1/4 extender, hand held
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excellent capture of this lovely youngster, KC, great lighting and setting, love it, many tfs!!
 
so no red yet but its no less handsome and majestic than the adults.

superb shot Helwa g/f.
 
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Such a good looking youngster this one KC.

A superb picture lass - very well spotted too.
 

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