Very large North American woodpecker, almost crow sized, inhabiting deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast. It is also the largest woodpecker in America. This is in Florida however.
In this case a wooded area in an industrial park next to gold course. Nested in areas it excavated in side of an office building directly into a fake stucco facade called "Dryvit."
Very odd to see Pileateds in the side of a building. Baby is shown sticking its head from the hole parents hammered into building.
Lat: 26.41, Long: -80.09
Spotted on Nov 4, 2011
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011