Red-bellied Woodpecker – The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a regular visitor to bird feeders and is easily identified by the black and white barred pattern on its back and the red patch on the back of the head.
· Barred black and white “zebra pattern” on back.
· Orange-red crown and nape only
· Pale grayish tan face, chin and underparts
· Slight “washed” red belly patch (not always visible)
Go to Red-bellied Woodpecker species page
Red-headed Woodpecker – This medium-sized woodpecker is the only woodpecker with a completely red head. That red head and its black wings with large white panels make it an easy species to identify at rest or in flight.
· Total red head, neck and throat
· Red upper breast patch
· Solid black back, tail and primaries
· White rump patch
· Solid white underparts
Go to Red-headed Woodpecker species page
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Red-headed Woodpecker (males and females look the same)