Description: Woodpeckers are birds with sturdy bills. They use their bill to bore holes in trees, which are then used as nest sites. The imperial woodpecker — the world's largest woodpecker — is black with a crest on its head. It occurs only in the temperate forests of Northern Mexico. There may be a small population of imperial woodpeckers left in the wild but it is possible that this species is extinct due to hunting and habitat loss.
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
USFWS Status: Endangered
Major Threats: Hunting and habitat loss
Habitat: Open montane forests
Location: Northern Mexico
Diet: Insect larvae