The Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos) is the most widespread species of Campephilus, occurring regularly from Panama south to northern Argentina, including across the Guianan Shield and throughout Amazonia. It is a very large, robust woodpecker with a large red crest. The Crimson-crested Woodpecker is found in a variety of habitats, from forest to forest edge and light woodland. It usually occurs in pairs or family groups and can be quite noisy. This woodpecker is very similar in appearance to the Lineated Woodpecker. The main difference is broad white band across the face and the converging, "V" white stripes on the back of the Crimson-crested Woodpecker as the stripes on the back of the Lineated do not converge.