Why Do They Call Him Red-bellied?

Do you ever wonder where they come up with some of these names?

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The woodpecker obviously has a red head. Where are his red-bellied feathers? There’s a slight tinge to his chest.

red bellied woodpecker 033 (640x427)But when he flew to the feeder, I could see just where his red belly was! Lower down, and his chest was a very pale red.




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