Woodpeckers eat mostly capsicum-laced suet, or at least that's what a look out my office window would indicate. A broader view of the 200 or so species of woodpeckers worldwide would indicate that they eat mostly grubs and other small insects, along with the fruit and sap of various trees. They typically live in cavities created in dead trees and use the same cavities as their nesting sites, a habit which can be confirmed by viewing our Woodpeckers page in the Every Bird in Montana section of this site.
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