Bird Redheads

Can you name this bird?

red bellied woodpecker

Until this past week, I would have certainly called this bird a Red Headed Woodpecker. Well, you say, “It has a red head and it is a woodpecker.” And you are right! However the bird’s official name is Red Bellied Woodpecker. These birds have a little red patch on their belly. One like this has been visiting our tray feeder, and I was truly surprised when I saw his official name in the bird book.

Below is a photo of a Red Headed Woodpecker:

Red Headed Woodpecker

(Photos are from Wikipedia)

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