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.
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.