Red-bellied Woodpecker Defends His Nest against Starlings

Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Starlings are arch enemies, mainly because Starlings so often gang up and attempt to seize nesting holes that the Red-bellies have just dug. Watch to see gorgeous closeups of a Red-bellied male calling for a mate and excavating a cavity. Then watch the battle that ensues for possession of the hole.
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