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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


Almost crow-sized, this is the largest woodpecker in America. They are mainly black with a red crest. They show white on the wings in flight. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat, in adult females these are black.


Saw this woodpecker while driving around on some of the back "country roads" near Shepherdstown, WV.

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CherriBoBerry 8 years ago

I always know when I hear one of these huge woodpeckers, their pounding is unlike any other! Thanks for sharing with the Wild & Wonderful WV mission :0)

discovery3 8 years ago

Nice pictures!

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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