Red headed Woodpecker
Fairly large, strikingly black and white woodpecker.
Bright red head and neck. White breast, belly, rump, and vent. Black back and wings with prominent white secondaries visible in flight and at rest. Black tail.
Adult male and female are similar looking. Normally length varies from 8.5 - 9.5"
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.
Insects and their larvae, spiders, acorns, beechnuts, corn, tree sap, wild and cultivated fruits, berries, sometimes the eggs and nestlings of small birds.