The Pileated Woodpecker is a North American bird that is part of the order Piciformes. They are in the family Picidae, which also includes other woodpeckers such as the Hairy Woodpecker and Downy Woodpecker.
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America and is easily identifiable by its characteristic red crest and black and white plumage.
They live in deciduous and coniferous forests across Canada, the United States, and parts of Mexico. Pileated Woodpeckers prefer older forests with large trees where they can find food and excavate nesting holes.
They eat insects, fruits, and nuts, and can be seen flying or perched high up in a tree trunk or branch.