Gangly and somewhat reminiscent of a pterosaur, this is the largest woodpecker in the world. Gray all over, with a pink blush on the cheeks and a pale orange bare patch on the throat. Thin neck and long body give it an over-stretched, even starved, appearance. Swoops through the forest in small family flocks, giving loud whooping calls and hammering powerfully on trees. Confined to pristine forests with an abundance of tall trees.