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|Species: Melanerpes carolinus|
Red-bellied woodpeckers are 9" long with 16" wingspans. They have a black and white barred back, white with faint red ches, and bright red on the top of their heads and neck.
Habitat & Range
Red-bellied woodpeckers live in forests across most of the eastern half of the United States year-round.
They nest in cavities of dead trees and sometimes fence posts. They feed off of fruits, seeds, and insects.
Their song is a rolling “quirrr”.
Featured image by Chris Breeze.