Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Identification Tips:

Adult female:

Adult male:

Similar species:

Gila Woodpecker is darker brown about the head and belly, lacks the red nape and spot above bill. Golden-fronted Woodpecker overlaps in Texas where hybrids are known so identifications should be made with caution and attention to all details of plumage. Note the Red-bellied's red nape and barred central retricies in all plumages.