A male red-bellied woodpecker glides from the edge of the forest to get a treat from Jocelyn Anderson.
You can see these Red-bellied Woodpeckers wedge big nuts into cracks in the bark and then break them up with their beaks.
Collection of Red-Bellied Woodpecker
They can also store food for later in the year in the cracks of trees and fence posts, just like other woodpeckers do.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Red-bellied Woodpecker ID, Everything About Birds,
These birds are pale and about the size of a crow. They are common in the forests of the East in the United States.
Their barred backs and red caps that shine make them easy to remember.
Don’t call them “Red-headed Woodpeckers,” because they are a rarer type that is mostly black on the back and has large white patches on its wings.
The tongue of a red-bellied woodpecker can reach almost 2 inches past the end of its beak.