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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Description:

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! (:

Habitat:

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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3 Comments

JamesFunk
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
alyssacritt 9 years ago

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

ForestDragon
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:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/pilea...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pileated_Wo...

I love these guys!

alyssacritt
Spotted by
alyssacritt

Naples, Florida, USA

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

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