Pileated Woodpecker


(Dryocopus pileatus)

North America’s largest woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker has a very large, prominent red crest. In the male, the red color extends forward to the forehead. The male also has a red moustache, the female does not.

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One Response to Pileated Woodpecker

  1. Jayne DeLancey says:

    About a year & a half ago I happened to glance out my bedroom window to see one of these Pileated Woodpeckers (did not know what it was at the time but I did recognize that it was a woodpecker) in a tree in my yard. It was HUGE & I had never seen anything like it before or since! I watched it for a while then went for my camera but it took off.

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