English : Red-bellied woodpecker
French : Pic à ventre roux
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults reach a length of 24 cm for a weight of 91 g. The species has black and white irregular bands on wings and undertail. Breast and belly light beige with a reddish tinge on belly. Bright red nape (extending to forehead for males).
Range and habitat
The species occurs in north America, from extreme south-east Canada to most of eastern half of USA except extreme south Texas. Lives in open woodlands, wooded savannas, suburban gardens, to 900 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common to abundant in most of its range and apparently suffers from no evident threats at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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