It doesn’t have a Red Belly.

Photo of a Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes Carolinus) that doesn’t have a red-bellied (who names birds?) on the lookout for some bugs to eat. To be fair, there was a bird already named Red-Headed Woodpecker, and it has a tiny orange patch near its feet.

Some of you might be wondering if it’s an orange feathered patch and why it is called the Red-bellied Woodpecker vs. the Orange-Bellied Woodpecker. Here’s a fun fact about the history of the word Orange, the word Orange didn’t exist in the English language until the 13th century. However the name refers to the fruit, Orange; the color Orange didn’t get its own word until the 15th century. It was referred to as red or yellow-red before changing into Orange. This is why robin redbreast is called red vs. orange in England, it was named before there was a word for the color Orange.

The second fun fact is most ancient languages/cultures did not have a word for the color blue, it was lumped into green, or the old language described colors as Light or Dark vs. spectrum.

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I’m a world traveler and an amateur photographer, to date, I've visited seven continents and thirty-four countries. Due to bills (and a desire to eat), I am forced to work a mundane nine-to-five job to pay for my true passion. This blog is a way for me to share my crazy creative side, my travel photos with cheeky stories, travel tips, or details on how the photo was taken. Come join me as we travel the world together, without having to leave the house or get out of your PJs.

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