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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


We heard this guy before we spotted him (her?) There was a pair way up high in this tree. We were very excited to spot this lifer! (:


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JamesFunk 9 years ago

I saw one yesterday; in flight, while I was birding on a small woodland trail near my home here in Pa. While I have seen several, I have not been able to capture one on camera. Nice capture and thanks for sharing.

alyssacritt 9 years ago

Awesome, thanks!
Yeah, we have seen them in captivity before, but this was really neat! :D

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Great Spotting! This handsome bird is a male. You can tell because he has the red stripe on his cheek.

Here are a couple of online references:

I love these guys!

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Naples, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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