Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

ML219287851


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Wil Hershberger
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eBird Checklist S66382300
Wood Song, 1.5 km WSW of Johnsontown
Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.575, -78.0545 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
Playback
Unspecified

Media notes

Recording Time: 1744 (UTC -4). Temperature 18C. Habitat: mixed deciduous woods. Distance to sound source: 13 meters. Behavior and other notes: Female Red-bellied Woodpeck foraging in a white oak. She was tapping at and removing pieces of bark, apparently eating something. She called in response to another conspecific in the distance. She then flew to a different tree where a male was sitting on a horizontal branch. She jumped on his back for a fraction of a second. He then mounted and mated with her -- all the while they were making constant, quiet calls. Specific location: Latitude 39.575464, Longitude -78.056623. Elevation 156 meters. ID’d by sight and sound; ID confidence 100%. Equipment notes: Recorder HPF on at 80Hz, -12dB/octave.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Device 702
Microphone
Senn. MKH8020
Accessories
30” Roche Parabola
Original file size
95,600KB

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