There comes a time when one has to learn the distinctions between birds if one continues painting birds as I do. The time has come for me. I recently sold a painting of 3 woodpeckers, and had thought they were Flicker Woodpeckers when they are in fact Red-bellied Woodpeckers. If you compare this painting with the other, it is quite evident. The flicker above is more beige/brown, the red-bellied woodpeckers are whiter.