Appearance: The red-bellied woodpecker is a medium-sized bird about 9 1/4″ long. They have a zebra-like striped back with a white rump. The red crown extends down the nape of the neck. The chest is tan with just a tinge of red on the belly. The females are the same except they don’t have a red crown.
Winter diet: Insects hibernate beneath the tree bark, nuts, and fruits that remain on fruit-bearing trees & shrubs.
Winter feeder food: Suet, hulled peanuts.
Winter habitat: Red-bellied woodpeckers are found in the eastern half of the US year-round. They do not migrate for winter. They prefer to be in or near forests and woodlands.