Woodpeckers belong to the family Picidae.  Members of this family are generally found worldwide with few exceptions.  Most species live in forests or woodland habitats.

Most woodpeckers forage for insects from tree trunks and branches, and often communicate by drumming with their beaks which produces a reverbatory sound  that can be heard a long distance from their location.  Their nest and roost preference is mostly in holes they have excavated in the trunks of trees.  The holes they have abandoned are valuable to other cavity- nesting birds.

Even though some of my birds are not portfolio worthy I continue to keep them for a reference record for me in my birding  journey.  It’s good to have something to refer back to for comparison and identification.