Just six more birds in the Birdorable Bonanza until we reach our 200th Birdorable. We hope you like all the new birds so far. Today's species is one of our favorite local birds, the Red-bellied Woodpecker.... Read more »
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.