The green woodpecker is the largest member of the woodpecker family that breed in the UK. They have a long, powerful bill which is used to dig into ant colonies for food.
They have a red mark on the top of the head and beautiful green upperparts, which are slightly paler on their underparts.
Green woodpeckers have a loud, laughing like call and are relatively smooth when in flight.
Their diets mainly consist of ants. They use their beaks to dig down into colonies.