The Pileated Woodpecker is a Small-sized bird of the Woodpecker species, featured in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.

This animal can be hunted, but cannot be skinned. Studying the Pileated Woodpecker is required for the "Zoologist" Achievement.

Pileated Woodpecker Details & Location:

The Pileated Woodpecker can be found in the woodland areas of New Hanover. As omnivores, their diet consists of insects, fruits, nuts and berries. A Bow with Small Game Arrows is considered to be the best weapon to take down woodpeckers. Their carcass and feathers can be used for crafting.

Pileated Woodpecker Hunting Tips:

The Pileated Woodpecker yields a carcass and gamey bird meat. Used in crafting and cooking or can be sold. Use a Bow with a Small Game Arrow for a clean kill.

Map Location - Pileated Woodpecker

Where to find the Pileated Woodpecker in Red Dead Redemption 2 - Map Location / Habitat:

The Pileated Woodpecker is Uncommonly found in the forests of New Hanover.

Pileated Woodpecker - Map Location in RDR2

Pileated Woodpecker Info

  • Scientific Name Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpecker Appearances

  • Game Edition Game Edition: Red Dead OnlineRed Dead Online, Game Edition: RDR 2 Story ModeRDR 2 Story Mode



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