View Our COVID-19 Response

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Species Details

This handsome bird has a rounded head with red extending from the beak to the nape, with females having red from the crown to the nape. It makes loud “churrr” and “chuck” calls and excavates a round nest hole in standing dead trees. Like most woodpeckers, it feeds mainly on insects but will visit backyard bird feeders.