Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Endangered species in North Carolina

Common name and scientific name of the species

The common name for this species is the Red Cockaded Woodpecker and the scientific name for the Red Cockaded Woodpecker is Leuconotopicus borealis.

What Region in North Carolina is it located?

They are found in the coastal plain region with the longleaf pine trees.

Why is the Red Cockaded Woodpecker endangered?

The destruction of their habitat has resulted as the woodpecker becoming an endangered species.
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What is being done to protect this species?

There are recovery and management programs to help this animals and the government has granted money to restore their habitats.