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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Lufkin, TX(Zone 8b)

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Not much on birds, but why is it called Red Bellied when the red is on the head ?

Lufkin, TX(Zone 8b)

There is actually a bit of red on the belly as well...however, there is a red-headed woodpecker whose entire head is red so this guy got stuck with the belly name.

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