Natural Foods of Piciformes (Woodpeckers)
Common Bird Name Insects
Arthropod Blattaria Coleop-
tera
Diptera Ephemerop-
tera
Hemip-
tera
Hymenop-
tera
Isoptera Lepidop-
tera
Orthop-
tera
Black-backed Woodpecker






Downy Woodpecker

(22)




(21)


(17)

Hairy
Woodpecker

(3.5)

(31)




(17)


(10)

Pileated Woodpecker


(22)




(40)


(2)

Red-bellied Woodpecker



Red-cockaded Woodpecker



Red-headed Woodpecker





(11)

Three-toed Woodpecker






(14)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker




Yellow-shafted Flicker




(45)

Percentage of insect diet in ()
Information compiled using Arthur Cleveland Bent's Life Histories Series

Home | Site Introduction | Survival Needs | Bird Identifications | Gallery & Profiles
Habitats of Birds | Bird Migration | Odds & Ends | Birds and Nature Magazine | Resources | Search