Distinguishing Features – Primarily black; rump, secondary wing feathers, and underbody, white; Complete head, neck and upper breast, red.
Male and female are indistinguishable but the female is slightly smaller.
- Size – 22 – 25 cm
- (8.75 – 10 in)
Large, mature trees in open woodlands.
Excavates a cavity in the dead wood of a tree. Eggs, 4 – 7; white. The incubation period is 13 – 15 days.
The Red-headed Woodpecker lives on a diet of insects. It also eats nuts and fruits and, sometimes, the eggs of other species.
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