The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a large North American woodpecker. It is dark black with patches of white and the head which has a distinctive flaming red crest. They range from the eastern seaboard to the central part of the the US, north to Canada and down the Pacific coast from British Columbia to California. They generally do not migrate. Their diet consists of insects, mostly that of beetle grubs and carpenter ants as well as some fruits, berries and nuts.