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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


Large red-capped woodpecker common to the area but illusive and difficult to photograph. Large red-capped woodpecker. Common to this area but very illusive and hard to photograph. This one was one of a pair that were enjoying my tree close to the house so getting any closer would not have resulted in a picture at all! I feel fortunate to have gotten this one . I was able to observe the second of the two only when this one flew off. In flight their wingspan is impressive!


Dense wooded areas, tall decaying trees.

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Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 5, 2012
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012

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