Wildlife Wednesday – The Red-Bellied Woodpecker

With the leaves falling from the trees, it’s a great time of year for wildlife watching! For today’s Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife, we are going to spotlight a bird you may be hearing tapping on your tree throughout the year, the red-bellied woodpecker.
This big, extroverted and conspicuous woodpecker is easily lured to backyard feeders, and its loud rolling churr calls are heard throughout Ohio woodlands. The common name is not very appropriate; the faint blush of reddish pigment on the belly is barely visible. After the downy woodpecker and possibly the Northern flicker, this is the most common Ohio woodpecker.
For more info on woodpeckers and other birds in Ohio, download the Common Birds of Ohio Field Guide at https://ohiodnr.gov/…/Common%20Birds%20of%20Ohio…. Ohio Department of Education #WildOhio
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources