This woodpecker is easily identified by its red head and white wing patches and is also capable of catching flying insects on the wing. The red-head woodpecker is known to cache food in the winter months and is the only known to cover food with bark and other wood. Many of the photos in this gallery capture this activity. Population fluctuations are known with the species which has experienced a 4.6% decline per year since 1980 due to habitat destruction and other factors. This woodpecker is listed is threatened in several states. It is hoped that this gallery will engender support to maintain the populations of this beautiful bird.