Did you know that red-headed woodpeckers store food in trees and cover it with bark?
Red-headed woodpeckers are white with black wings and backs and red heads. Immatures have brown heads.
Least Concern - Population Decreasing
Along rivers, grasslands, open forests, orchards, and parks
Red-headed woodpeckers nest in holes in dead trees.
Insects, spiders, acorns, fruit, lizards, minnows, nuts, and pine cones
Red-headed woodpeckers forage on the ground, in shrubs, or perch in trees to catch flying insects.
Pileated Woodpeckers and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
Red-headed woodpeckers are often confused with male pileated woodpeckers because both have similar patterns and red on their heads.
Red-headed woodpeckers are often confused with male red-bellied woodpeckers because both are black and white with red on their heads.
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