Red-headed Woodpecker

Physical Traits

This is the only eastern woodpecker with its entire head red (others may have patch of red). Its back is solid black and rump is white.


It nests in holes of dead trees or poles. Their favorite foods are insects, nuts and dried fruits. It will visit feeders with sunflower seeds, fruit, nuts and suet.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Hanging the feeder from a tree branch or close to a tree trunk is optimal. Squirrel baffles are recommended.

States and Regions Found

Throughout the eastern United States