The Woodpecker is a species of animal found in Red Dead Redemption 2.


The woodpecker is distinct from other birds in that it makes a unique noise that sounds almost like a gatling gun when one is close to it.

As omnivores,their diet consists of insects, fruits, nuts and berries. A Bow with Small Game Arrows is considered to be the best weapon to take down woodpeckers. Their carcass and feathers can be used for crafting.


The woodpecker can be found in virtually all locations except for Cholla Springs, Río Bravo, Gaptooth Ridge, and Great Plains. They are not as common in Hennigan's Stead, Grizzlies West, or Bayou Nwa. They are one of the few animals to be found at the Sisika Penitentiary.



A Perfect Woodpecker is needed for the second request from The Wildlife Art Exhibition.



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