Red-headed Woodpecker

About the Red-headed Woodpecker
Also known as: Half-a-Shirt, Shirt-tail Bird, Jellycoat, Flag Bird, Flying Checkerboard
Red-headed Woodpecker
The Red-headed Woodpecker is a medium-sized species of woodpecker found in central and eastern parts of North America. It has a striking plumage of black and white topped with a bright crimson red head.

Red-headed Woodpeckers feed on a variety of items, including fruits, seeds, and nuts. Unlike other woodpecker species, they are also skilled at catching insects on the wing. Red-headed Woodpeckers are known to store food, like acorns, in tree bark for future use.

Red-headed Woodpeckers are generally non-migratory, though seasonal movement may occur depending on availability of food.
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