Rufous-winged Woodpeckers are residents of the humid forests of Central America. They are most often found in the canopy, but also forage at mid levels. Rufous-winged Woodpeckers are usually seen alone, but they sometimes forage in pairs for ants, beetles, or larvae. They give frequent and irregularly-timed taps on tree trunks and a high pitched, nasal deeeah. These pale-eyed woodpeckers are mostly olive green above and barred below. Both males and females have a red head patch which extends to a full crown on the male.