20 May 2013

The bird its name

The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker (length 8.5 inches). It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas.

Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head. The reddish tinge on the belly that gives the bird its name is difficult to see in field identification.

Brian K. Wheeler 

Brian Rubenacker

Camille Engel

Carolyn McFann

Charley Harper

Craig Houghton

Donald L. Malick

Forrest C. Greenslad

James Steeno

Janet Greer Sammons

JJ Studio

Joel B. Schilling

John James Audubon (circa 1839)

Joy Warner

Judy Gibbs

Kathleen Mistry 

Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Paul Wolber

Peter Mathios

R. Jones

Rusty Rust

Sibby S.

William Kramer

Zel Stoltzfus