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The woodpeckers belong to the family Picidae and the order Piciformes.
These birds are one amongst the eight birds falling under the same family and order. Many species are threatened and endangered due to various reasons like habitat loss or habitat fragmentation.
Two species of woodpecker like the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and the Imperial Woodpecker have been categorized as extinct for about 30 years. The quick classification of this Wood pecker is given below:
Many number of species exhibit sexual dimorphism in size, weight and bill length. In the woodpeckers that show sexual dimorphism it is usually the males that are larger. Most wood pecker species possess white, red, black, brown, and green colored plumage. Many woodpecker species render patches of red and yellow on their heads and bellies, and these bright areas are important to aid them in signaling.