Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

RBWO

Code 6

MELCAR

ITIS

HEAD

Red-bellied Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in adults and juveniles.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Red
  • Nape Color: Red
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-bellied Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-27 cm (9-10.5 in)
  • Weight: 68 g (2.4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray
  • Underparts: White with some black spotting on lower belly.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-bellied Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight with fairly rapid wing beats interspersed with periods of roller-coaster flight with wings folded.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-46 cm (15-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black and white barred.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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