Size: 9 1/4"
Male: (Shown) "Zebra-backed" woodpecker with a white rump. Red crown extends down the nape of neck. Tan breast with a tinge of red on belly, which is often hard to see.
Female: Same as male, with red on neck, but with a gray crown.
Juvenile: Gray version of adults, having neither a red cap nor a red nape.
Nest: Male and female excavate a cavity. One brood per year.
Eggs: 4-5; white without markings
Incubation: 12-14 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 24-27 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Red-bellied Woodpecker can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Insects, nuts (especially shelled peanuts), fruit, and will come to seed and suet feeders.