Red-bellied Woodpecker

Distribution / Breeding:

Red-Bellies live in the eastern two-thirds of the United States and southern Canada, but move down from higher elevations and the northern tier of the country in winter.

Red-bellied Distribution Map

Description:

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker. Adults are mainly light grey on the face and underparts; they have black and white barred patterns on their back, wings and tail.

Adult males have a red cap going from the bill to the nape; females have a red patch on the nape and another above the bill.

The red belly, for which this species was named, is difficult to view on a live bird.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
fruit
nuts
suet
sugar-water
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alberta
arkansas
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
vermont
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Urban
Color
black
gray
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern