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Feb 4, 2012

Red-bellied Woodpecker's red belly

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I mentioned in a blog a couple of days ago that David and Ann Love have a Red-bellied Woodpecker visiting their feeders regularly this winter, up on the King Ridge.   I also referred to the fact that this woodpecker's red belly was usually difficult to see.   Today, I came across this photo of a Red-bellied Woodpecker in Julie Zickefoose's most recent blog, which she pens in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio.   Her blog is one of the most highly regarded bird blogs in the USA.   The photo shows quite well how non-obvious that red belly is.   Fortunately, this bird's other visual characteristics make it almost impossible not to recognize.
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