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Red-headed Woodpecker
(Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

        
Red-headed Woodpecker
Photo © Robert Royse
Red-headed Woodpecker Information

Length:
8.5 - 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 ID TipsIdentification tips for the Red-headed Woodpecker
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
RH Woodpecker Breeding Map RH Woodpecker Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
(From Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
 
Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight
Red-headed Woodpecker in Flight
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