BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.

How to Attract Red Bellied Woodpecker

A common eastern woodpecker, the Red-Bellied Woodpecker lives in eastern forests and woodlands, it eats insects, spiders, acorns, and other tree nuts, along with wild fruit. It will however venture into backyards to eat from feeders, where it prefers sunflower seed, suet, and peanuts. Red-Bellied Woodpecker nest in cavities of dead trees.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker Information

Red Bellied Woodpecker Identification:

  • Medium-sized woodpecker
  • Distinctive black and white barred back, whitish-gray underparts, belly is not red - but has subtle tints of orange, red eyes. Male has red crown and nape, female has red nape and small red patch at base of beak.

Red Bellied Woodpecker Habitat:

  • Open Woodland
  • Forest
  • Backyards

Red Bellied Woodpecker Eating Habits:

  • Primarily Insects - especially wood-boring insect larvae
  • Also: seeds, nuts
  • Some fruit in fall-winter

Red Bellied Woodpecker Nesting:

  • Cavity in dead trees
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