Thursday, November 01, 2012

Oddly Named

The bird feeder started a swingin' the second this red-bellied woodpecker bellied up to the bar for the breakfast special.

Some birds can be difficult to identify, but the coloring of the red-bellied woodpecker is way obvious. I think they look like little zebras with red heads.  Oddly, they are named after the reddish-yellowish feathers on the underside of both genders.

The husband has a red head starting at the forehead, across the crown, and down the nape of the neck to its upper back.  He outdresses his wife, who has a red patch only on the nape of her neck.  From that, we can surmise our guest is the husband.