The Red-Headed Woodpecker was photographed at Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Red-Headed Woodpecker was photographed at Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Red-Headed Woodpecker is a black-backed Woodpecker with a head that is entirely red, and with a white rump and large square white patches on the wings. It has a range east of the Rockies from southern Canada to the Gulf States. It has a habitat in groves, farm country, orchards, shade trees in towns, and large scattered trees. Its diet consists of a wide variety of insects, spiders, earthworms, nuts, seeds, berries, and wild and cultivated fruit. It can usually be heard, found and seen around dead trees.

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