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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Length: 9-10.5 inches Song: churr-churr or querr-querr or chuck, chuck, chuck.
Wingspan: 15-18 inches Behavior: Noisy drumming, nests in tree cavities.
Weight: 2.4 ounces Breeding: Monogamous, solitary nester.
Habitat: Forest, open forest, forest edge. Population: Common as far north as southern Canada.
Migration: Nonmigratory Feeders: Nuts, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, suet.
Appearance: Black and white bars in Zebra pattern, red belly, white rump.
Interesting Facts: Some woodpeckers look a lot like the Golden-fronted Woodpecker. A lot of people cannot tell the difference between the two. You can tell the difference between a male and a female because a male has what looks like a little red cap on his head.

Compiled by Kendall, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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