The lesser spotted woodpecker is the rarest and smallest member of the woodpecker family that are residents here in the UK. You can easily tell the difference between males and females as the males have a red crown on the top of their head.
This woodpecker tends to feed and nest higher than the other species in Britain, and also has a quieter tapping. You're usually made aware of this bird by its drumming and call.
Their diets consist of insects.