pileated woodpecker


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Related to pileated woodpecker: Ivory Billed Woodpecker

pileated woodpecker

n.
A large North American woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) having black and white plumage and a bright red crest.

pi′leated wood′pecker


n.
a large, black-and-white North American woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, having a prominent red crest.
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She recalled the excitement last year when birders spotted a pileated woodpecker in the preserve, The bird had declined sharply in numbers during the 18th and 19th centuries but has made a gradual comeback since 1900.
But, the pileated woodpecker remains, and seems to have had no qualms about picking up were the ivory-billed left off in the world.
The smallest variety around here is the downy woodpecker, and the largest is the pileated woodpecker, Gleason said.
And that summer, when we spotted a pileated woodpecker for the first time in the grove of dead poplars, he said, "See?
The incubation period of pileated woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus) and red- bellied woodpecker was reported 18 and 14 days, respectively (Bendire, 1895; Forbush, 1927; Bent, 1939; Johnsgard, 2009).
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.
They are highly successful, and we enjoy watching downies, hairies and occasionally we have seen a pileated woodpecker come for a feast.
A pileated woodpecker banged his head against a towering oak in a patient attempt to locate a bug, his loud rata-tat-tat made me muse that he'd be an excellent candidate for a Tylenol commercial.
I was sitting on my deck the other day with a cold beverage, watching a pileated woodpecker pound a dying fir tree with its beak looking for insects.
When I sat down to write this paper, a large pileated woodpecker landed on a tree outside my window.
Pileated Woodpecker, a mature-forest specialist (Bull and Jackson 2011), and Olive-sided Flycatcher, a post-disturbance forest specialist (Robertson and Hutto 2007), would likely nest in the coniferous forests surrounding the wetlands.