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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Description:

Very large woodpecker. Predominantly black with some white striping and a bright red crest. They are known for being shy and elusive. In some places it is known as the "cock of the woods."

Notes:

There are a pair of these nesting on the border of our property. This is the male, I believe. Unseen in the first photo, but he's perched right on the edge of the hole containing their nest and offspring, who have gotten quite big!

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Shane_S
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Shane_S

New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2013
Submitted on Jun 20, 2013

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