Scientific name: Picus viridis
Size: Grows to around 32cm. The Green Woodpecker is the largest species of woodpecker in the UK
Distribution: Found in England, Wales and parts of Scotland
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Woodlands, commons, parks and gardens
Food: Invertebrates, especially ants
Special features: Green Woodpeckers, as their name suggests, have beautiful green plumage on their back and wings, and a bright yellow rump. The head features a bright red crown, and there are bold black patches around the eyes.
Green woodpeckers possess an incredibly long tongue, which is around four times longer than their beak. It allows them to lick up insects hidden behind the bark of trees.