- Sitta canadensis
- Nuthatches & Wrens
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.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 25 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Melanerpes carolinus|
(as of 28 November 2016)
9 to 10.5 inches
13 to 16.5 inches
2 to 3.2 ounces
|Range||North America United States (East)|