The largest woodpecker in North American likes to snack on
some of the smallest insects – ants! Pileated
Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus)
will chip out square holes in trees looking for ants, but will also use their
powerful beaks to dig ants out of the ground too. While ants can make up 40-97%
of their diets, they also eat other insects like grasshoppers and caterpillars,
as well as berries and seeds.