A beautiful bird with a weird name
January 11, 2010 4:12pm CST
Here is a picture of my hairy woodpecker! I have no idea why they call it that, he has feathers instead of hair. But he's a very pretty bird and visits the suet feeder every day. That makes 2 kinds of woodpeckers I've identified this year and there is a third one but I haven't discovered what he is called yet. Do you have any idea why this would be called a "hairy" woodpecker? The name is rather laughable.
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• Holiday, Florida
13 Jan 10
oh thats beautiful. are those his colors? i always thought they all had the red knot on their heads. guess im wrong. i've only seen 3 or 4 real ones in my lifetime. he does look kind of like he has fuzzy marks looking like hair
• Ipswich, England
12 Jan 10
Hello my dear dragon. I looked at the picture and while i don't know this breed either, like i did not know the one from yesterday, i am guessing that the name comes from the fact that it looks like she has a lot of hair on her back.