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The Red-bellie's Red Belly

Published January 30, 2012
Tags: My Feeders, Red-bellied Woodpecker

I always thought the Red-bellied Woodpecker was mis-named.  It wasn't until recently, when I read a comment on Jim Adams' blog, that the Red-bellied Woodpecker really does have a red belly!  No kidding??!!!  Apparently, it's not seen all that often, though, and I've been trying hard ever since I read about it to get my own look-see.  I finally saw it - and even captured a fair picture of it!!!  Jim's photos give a better view, but here's a glimpse for any unbelievers out there!
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You can just make out the red glow on his underside. It's THERE!