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Pileated woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus


The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. It’s nearly the size of a crow, black with bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest. — Cornell Lab All About Birds


Pileated Woodpeckers live in mature deciduous or mixed deciduous-coniferous woodlands of nearly every type, from tall western hemlock stands of the Northwest to beech and maple forests in New England and cypress swamps of the Southeast. They can also be found in younger forests that have scattered, large, dead trees or a ready supply of decaying, downed wood. Throughout their range, Pileated Woodpeckers can also be found in suburban areas with large trees and patches of woodland. — Cornell Lab All About Birds

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1 Comment

Brian38 3 years ago

Great spotting!!

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2017

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