Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
- HABITAT - Red Bellied Woodpeckers are widespread and year round residents in the eastern half of the US and southern parts of Canada. It is found in forests, parks, and backyards.
- DIET - The Red bellied woodpecker forages on limbs and tree trunks of deciduous trees. They eat beetles, grasshoppers, ants, acorns, beechnuts and fruits. They also cache food in crevices of tree bark for later consumption.
- FACTS - Nest sites of Red Bellied Woodpeckers are in cavity excavated in dead tree, pole, fence post, or stump, usually less than 15 metres above ground but can be as high as 36metres.d air.