My thanks to Mike Blevins for his wonderful reference photograph. (Please note watermarks do not appear on original image.)
Red-bellied woodpeckers nest mainly in the Eastern USA and Canada. They are medium-sized birds with a variety of noisy calls and often drum on hollow trees to attract a mate. They live mainly in deciduous forests, eating insects, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Panpastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper.
Image measures approximately 9.5" x 12" (24cm x 30.5cm).