Length: 7.5 - 9.5"
Habitat: Open country with scattered trees - such as orchards, agricultural lands, parks, residential areas. Forest edges, forest clearings, groves, open woodlands with mature trees. Favors habitat with dead trees or snags for nesting.
Diet: Insects and their larvae, spiders, acorns, beechnuts, corn, tree sap, wild and cultivated fruits, berries, sometimes the eggs and nestlings of small birds.
Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight
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(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
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