This enormous black and white woodpecker, with its bright red-crested head, is hard to miss. Nearly the size of a crow, the pileated woodpecker can be heard excavating its trademark large square holes into a wide variety of trees where it collects and eats the ants found inside. In fact, the holes made by the woodpecker are so large that they have been known to break small trees in half.
Like many woodpeckers, the pileated does not exclusively eat insects. They are quite fond of a large variety of fruits and nuts as well.
Suggested Feeder Types: Ground, Platform, Log ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Virginia Creeper
- Tree Nuts