(pī′lē-ā′tĭd) also pi·le·ate (-ĭt)
1. Botany Having a pileus.
2. Having a crest covering the pileum. Used of a bird.

[From Latin pīleātus, wearing a pileus, from pīleus, felt cap.]


(ˈpaɪ liˌeɪ tɪd, ˈpɪl i-)

adj. Ornith.


- Etymologically means "capped," like a mushroom, but now refers to a bird with a crest on the top of the head from the bill to the nape.
See also related terms for mushroom.
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John showed me so many species, including some not easily found in the Hudson Valley region, such as purple trillium and the protected pileated woodpecker," said Ms.
Twycross Zoo is home to four different species of gibbon: agile gibbons, pileated gibbons and siamangs, as well as northern white cheeked gibbons.
They feed from their platform within a couple of feet of the other birdfeeders and never seem to have any issues with anyone, including the larger birds like the pileated woodpecker and the flicker who come in to chew the fat from time to time.
Back on the path, three pileated woodpeckers, each a foot and a half tall, flash across the trail just a few yards away.
18,19) Values were also lower than the means obtained for vinaceous-breasted Amazon parrots (Amazona vinacea) and pileated parrots (Pionopsitta pileata) in southern Brazil, for free-living blue-fronted Amazon parrot adults (Amazona aestiva) in Bolivia, and for captive St Vincent parrot adults (Amazona guildingii).
The pileated bacteria are prevented from binding to the bladder wall and literally slip away.
During the height of recent searches for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), this flight characteristic of large woodpeckers was sometimes hailed as characteristic of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and a means to distinguish them from Pileated Woodpeckers (D.
During the fall 2014 "Nature's Recyclers" program, audience members met characters like Freddy the Fungus, Suzi the Snail, Polly the Pileated Woodpecker, and Dolly the Dermestid Beetle in a family-friendly program lasting about 20 minutes.
A knocking sound alerts them to a pileated woodpecker, pecking holes to find ants to eat.
14: Markers for this week include the spiraling of the male titmouse in his mating ritual and the early courting calls of the flicker and pileated woodpecker.
They are highly successful, and we enjoy watching downies, hairies and occasionally we have seen a pileated woodpecker come for a feast.
To confirm this, you can search the Internet for pictures of hollows created by pileated woodpeckers to see if they match.