The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a conspicuous bird with loud vocalizations. It is most often found in forest searching for the insects that it eats. This bird will will eat nuts, sunflower seeds out of bird feeders as well as peanut butter and suet. During the breeding season, this bird is monogamous. A pair nests in a cavity in a tree and the female lays 3-8 white eggs. To attract females, the male make loud vocalizations and drum on the trunks of trees. The female will choose the male with the best call or the loudest drumming. This bird is common and its range is expanding northward recently.
Similar to male but with a gray, rather than red, forehead.
Similar to female but with out the red neck.
Calls or song.
churr-churr-churr or querr-querr and chuck, chuck, chuck
Population and distribution.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker nests in trees and dead trees and lays 3-8 white eggs in May.