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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


I saw three of them on this tree, all pecking for food.


Cypress tree in a suburban neighborhood

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Machi a year ago

Thanks Tukup and Zlatan! And Tukup - sometimes a population is in decline in one location but the species is overall secure. In this part of Florida they are extremely common. I see them in almost every forest I walk in. If you learn what their excavations look like that can be helpful because they are usually much larger than what other woodpeckers make. You could also try and ask local birders where they see them and this is usually a valuable resource.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

wow - beautiful birds! Great stuff Machi

Tukup a year ago

I C IUCN lists them as "least concerned." I was thinking they were getting scarce. Nice to catch three at once. Magnificent birds. Thanks Machi. Nice series.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 28, 2019
Submitted on Apr 23, 2019

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