Date: 3/22/18 7:13 am From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] This is why they are called Red-BELLIED Woodpeckers. :-) (photo)
Still don't know why they're not called red-naped woodpeckers, though.
On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 9:03 AM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
> I used to wonder how Red-bellied woodpeckers got their name, until one day > I got this straight-on view. They get their name from a not-too-obvious > field mark which is usually hard to see. Note faint wash of red on the > belly: > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/40237366034/ > > Bernie Sloan > Highland Park > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/ > reporting-rare-birds/> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi >