Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus
Red-bellied Woodpecker specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Permanent resident, common in most deciduous forests in this region. Nests from mid-April to mid-June. The crown of the male is completely red, that of the female is mostly gray.

Specimen Information

The bird at the top is a female, while the bird below is a male.