The pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a large, mostly black woodpecker native to North America. An insectivore, it inhabits deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific Coast. Females have a red crest like the males but don’t have the red cheek stripe. This specimen and his mate were working just outside my living room window.
EF 200-400mm @ 400mm; f/4 @ 1/250 sec, ISO 800