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BirdFiles Pictures: Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

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Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #7206673

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

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Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 25, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7206740

Not much on birds, but why is it called Red Bellied when the red is on the head ?
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #7208002

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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