70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

70birds

That Nest in Birdhouses

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: carolinus

Gr. pikos woodpecker
La. picus woodpecker
Gr. Circe, mythological daughter of Helios, changed Picus, son of Saturn, into a woodpecker
La. idae appearance, resemblance
La. forma form, shape, kind
Gr. melas black
Gr. herpes a creeper
La. carolinuss of Carolina

Top of head, forehead and back of neck scarlet red, partly so in the female. Back and wings barred with black and white. White sides of face, throat. Under parts ashy gray, mixed with yellowish-white and red on the belly.

Red-bellied woodpeckers inhabit coniferous and deciduous forests throughout most of the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. They are common in the South, ranging from the Great Lakes, Ontario and the Great Plains States to southern Texas and from Massachusetts to Florida.

They ascend trees in quick, jerky motions searching for insects.

While hammering for insects they emit a short note likened to a bark.

Red-bellied woodpeckers excavate cavities in trees up to twenty feet high often deep in forests. they may nest also in abandon cavities and bird houses.

Females lay from four to six white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another four weeks.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount out of reach on a tree on a woodland edge or clearing.

Place a bed of wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, owls and blackbirds may also use this box.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: carolinus

Gr. pikos woodpecker
La. picus woodpecker
Gr. Circe, mythological daughter of Helios, changed Picus, son of Saturn, into a woodpecker
La. forma form, shape, kind
La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. melas black
Gr. herpes a creeper
La. carolinuss of Carolina

Top of head, forehead and back of neck scarlet red, partly so in the female. Back and wings barred with black and white. White sides of face, throat. Under parts ashy gray, mixed with yellowish-white and red on the belly.

Red-bellied woodpeckers inhabit coniferous and deciduous forests throughout most of the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. They are common in the South, ranging from the Great Lakes, Ontario and the Great Plains States to southern Texas and from Massachusetts to Florida.

They ascend trees in quick, jerky motions searching for insects.

While hammering for insects they emit a short note likened to a bark.

Red-bellied woodpeckers excavate cavities in trees up to twenty feet high often deep in forests. they may nest also in abandon cavities and bird houses.

Females lay from four to six white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another four weeks.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Mount out of reach on a tree on a woodland edge or clearing.

Place a bed of wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, owls and blackbirds may also use this box.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

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Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: carolinus

Gr. pikos woodpecker
La. picus woodpecker
Gr. Circe, mythological daughter of Helios, changed Picus, son of Saturn, into a woodpecker
La. forma form, shape, kind
La. idae appearance, resemblance
Gr. melas black
Gr. herpes a creeper
La. carolinuss of Carolina

Top of head, forehead and back of neck scarlet red, partly so in the female. Back and wings barred with black and white. White sides of face, throat. Under parts ashy gray, mixed with yellowish-white and red on the belly.

Red-bellied woodpeckers inhabit coniferous and deciduous forests throughout most of the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. They are common in the South, ranging from the Great Lakes, Ontario and the Great Plains States to southern Texas and from Massachusetts to Florida.

They ascend trees in quick, jerky motions searching for insects.

While hammering for insects they emit a short note likened to a bark.

Red-bellied woodpeckers excavate cavities in trees up to twenty feet high often deep in forests. they may nest also in abandon cavities and bird houses.

Females lay from four to six white eggs which hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another four weeks.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse

​The Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse has a 6″ by 6″ floor, 14″ inside floor to ceiling, 2 1/2″ diameter entrance hole located 11″ above the floor and ventilation openings.

Assemble with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled countersunk pilot holes.

Secure hinged roof with shutter hooks for easy access.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Birdhouse Plans

Mount out of reach on a tree on a woodland edge or clearing.

Place a bed of wood chips, not sawdust, on the nest box floor.

Remove the nest and clean the box well after the brood rearing season is past.

Lewis’s woodpeckers, northern flickers, owls and blackbirds may also use this box.

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