A medium-sized woodpecker with black and white stripes on the back, a mostly pale belly, white face, and a bright red cap that runs down the back of the neck.. I have often wondered why they are called "red-bellied." Often found perching vertically on tree trunks, pecking for insects
A year-round bird of woodlands that also ventures into backyards. Likely common in Wildwood.
The true Red-Headed Woodpecker has head and neck completely red and lacks stripes. Hairy and downy woodpeckers have wide white stripse down the middle of the back.