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- Medium-sized woodpecker
- Pale gray face, throat, breast, and belly
- Back strongly barred with black and white
- Black wings barred and spotted with white
- White rump
- Dark tail with black and white barring on the central tail
- Red cap extending from bill to nape
Red-bellied Woodpecker primarily inhabits hard-wood forests,
preferably where the trees are large and have full, dense masts.
woodpeckers are permanent residents in the Atlanta area. A good
place to spot them is in the forest at Fernbank Science Center.