The white wing patch is also marked with dark barring. By the turn of the 20 th century red-headed woodpeckers in the Northeast had suffered population declines due to road mortality, competition with European starlings for nesting cavities, and harvesting for the fashion trade many avian species were killed to provide feathers for women's hats. By the turn of the 20th century, red-headed woodpeckers had suffered population declines due to several different factors. More recent population declines resulted from habitat loss, road mortality and limited availability of nesting sites. It can be easily identified by its vibrant black, white, and red plumage.
They eat both plant and animal matter.
New Jersey Endangered and Threatened Species Field Guide
Calling All Percy Jackson Fans! Ospreys are an indicator species. Those brilliant red Cardinals you see? Female Cardinals are a pale brown overall. The back is brown with dark brown barring. The head and wings of juveniles are brown.