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Red-bellied Woodpecker, Livingston, New Jersey, 230711

When watching the House Sparrow, Common Grackles, and Northern Cardinals at the bird feeder on my cousin's deck, I suddenly found a

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

there, too!



rbwpkr nj big 230711



Here it is, at the feeder:


wdpkr at fder rhs 230711 nj


I don't know if it's a he or a she, but the bird flew in repeatedly:


wdpkr at fdr  2 230711 nj


In true politician style, it sat on the fence:


wdpkr rt lkng 230711 nj


And then went to the neighbour's tree to look for insects on the trunk:


rb wpkr in tree 230711 nj


I still don't know, when it has such a lovely red nape and red eyes, why call it a Red-*BELLIED* Woodpecker!


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