Definition of red-bellied woodpecker
: a woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) of the eastern U.S. that has a barred black-and-white back, grayish-tan underparts tinged with red on the belly, and a red crown and nape in the male and a red nape in the female Fifty feet from the nest I'm watching, a larger red-bellied woodpecker lands at another hole.— Dan Guynn, Jr.
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