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Jan 29, 2012

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Photo by  Mike Segar/Reuters

Ann Love reports that a Red-bellied Woodpecker has been visiting the feeders at her  King Township 7th Concession home this winter.   The photo above was taken at a suet feeder in the village of Nyack, just north of New York City on the western shore of the Hudson River.   The attractive Red-bellied normally ranges from the southern Great Lakes and southern New England states to the Gulf of Mexico.   King Township is likely at the northern limit of this bird's usual range.   Red-bellied Woodpeckers in the north usually move south in the winter, but a few remain in our area.   The red belly for which the bird is named is almost a misnomer as its underparts are mainly whitish, except for a faint reddish wash on its lower belly, which is usually difficult to see.
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