Red-headed Woodpecker is a striking bird that is essentially a United States endemic. Although its range extends slightly into southern Canada, most of the population resides in the Lower 48 states and it has not been recorded in Mexico. It is migratory, with a northward push in April and May, and a southward movement in September and October.
-No other North American Woodpecker has an entirely red head.
-Flies out from a perch to catch insects in the air or on ground; climbs tree trunks and major limbs; clambers about in outer branches; hops on ground. Gathers acorns, beechnuts, and other nuts in fall, storing them in holes and crevices, then feeding on them during winter.
-Red-headed woodpeckers are sexually monomorphic, i.e. males and females look exactly the same.
-Red-headed woodpeckers are solitary. They defend a territory year-round.
Red-headed woodpeckers spend most of their time looking for food. In autumn, these woodpeckers store food for the winter.
Most red-headed woodpeckers live in the same area year-round.