Wildlife biologist Gabe Pinkston prepares to release a red-cockaded woodpecker after collecting data on it in North Carolina. (AP)
A red-bellied woodpecker peeks out of a tree.
Woodpeckers hammer trees so hard with their beaks even cameras have a hard time taking a clear picture of them at work! (AP)
A red-cockaded woodpecker is seen on a long leaf pine at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The woodpecker was one of the first birds protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. (AP)
You can hang a bird feeder on a tree to feed woodpeckers too.
Slam! The beak strikes into the tree. Hammer! It pounds holes in the trunk. Woodpeckers are tough.
They bang their heads into wood. Does it hurt? No! Woodpeckers don’t get headaches.