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Dryocopus pileatus pileatus
Pileated Woodpeckers will often chip out large and roughly rectangular holes in trees while searching out insects, especially ant galleries. They also will lap up ants by reaching with their long tongue into crevices and sometimes forage on or near the ground.
Near neighborhood pond at dusk
Lat: 35.91, Long: -79.06
Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013