Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Zygodactyle Toes

When I wrote my recent post on Brown Creeper toes, I was surprised I did not have a decent photo of zygodactyle woodpecker toes (two toes forward, two toes back).  I have been on the lookout for woodpecker toes ever since.  Today, 19 April, I banded this Red-bellied Woodpecker and got a toe photo, as well as a demonstration that the Red-bellied Woodpecker does, indeed, have a red belly.
I also retrapped two Song Sparrows today.  One was banded on 5 April 2010, and the other on 8 April 2008.

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