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Woodpeckers

Various sizes and colorations depending on the species involved, most are predominantly black and white with accents of red and yellow

Thick, sturdy bill

Well known for the sound associated with them drilling into trees for food

Found pretty much world wide

Prefer wooded habitats

Feed on insects and grubs found in trees and wooden structures, such as carpenter bee larvae

Some species will bore holes in rings around trees that are unsightly

Noise from their feeding habits can be highly irritating

Place metal flashing around structures where woodpeckers have been seen; the light and noise should discourage them from the area

If possible, limit food resources such as carpenter bee larvae