What's the difference between
a male and a female woodpecker?

What's the difference between male and female woodpeckers?

  • The great spotted woodpecker is a common visitor to gardens and bird feeders.

  • Both female and make woodpeckers have red bellies but the male has a red patch on the back of his head as well.

  • Aside from these red patches, great spotted wpodpeckers are black and white.

  • The female woodpecker has a black cap with no red on it.

  • Juvenile woodpeckers, whether male or female, have red caps.