Red Bellied WoodPecker - Female? in Help Me Identify a North American Bird Posted 13 minutes ago 6 minutes ago, akandula said: The forecrown is definitely gray. You can see it in the second and third photos. I'm sorry, I disagree. In the second pic, the forecrown is not visible. However, lightening the photo does show a definite demarcation between red and gray on the mid-crown. So, a female.