The little black colored and white woodpecker with distinctive big white cheek spots is somewhat bigger than a bluebird. The male has a streak that is single of feathers for each side of their head. Its unique high-pitched, squeaky call may be recognized at considerable distances.
The woodpecker makes its house by pecking cavities in large, lifestyle pine trees. These cavities are later on employed by many different woodland wildlife including other woodpeckers, bluebirds, screech owls, lumber ducks, squirrels, and honey bees. The woodpecker that is red-cockaded chips pitch wells round the entrances for their cavity nests. The pitch that is resulting provides the cavity tree a distinctive waxy look underneath the nest opening and serves to guard the bird from predatory snakes.
The woodpecker that is red-cockaded designated an endangered species in 1970.