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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Red-bellied Parrot

  • Poicephalus rufiventris
  • Parrots & Parakeets

About the Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a common bird endemic to eastern North America. It can be found from far southern Quebec and Ontario in Canada, as far south as Florida, and as far west as central Texas.

They have gray underparts, black-and-white back. Adults have a red cap, which in males goes from the bill to the nape; in females it's only on the nape and above the bill. The reddish belly that gives the bird its name is difficult to spot in the field.

The population trend for the Red-bellied Woodpecker is increasing, and the conservation status as of July 2014 is Least Concern.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 25 July 2009
Scientific Name Melanerpes carolinus
  • Piciformes
  • Picidae
  • Melanerpes
  • M. carolinus
Birdorable Family Woodpeckers
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9 to 10.5 inches
13 to 16.5 inches
2 to 3.2 ounces
Range North America United States (East)

International Names

  • 红腹啄木鸟 (Chinese)
  • Datel Karolínský (Czech)
  • Zebraspætte (Danish)
  • Roodbuikspecht (Dutch)
  • Tammiraitatikka (Finnish)
  • Pic à Ventre Roux (French)
  • Carolinaspecht (German)
  • Picchio della Carolina (Italian)
  • シマセゲラ (Shimasegera) (Japanese)
  • Lundspett (Norwegian)
  • Dzieciur Czerwonobrzuchy (Polish)
  • Каролинский дятел (Russian)
  • Carpintero de Carolina (Spanish)
  • Karolinaspett (Swedish)

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