pileated woodpecker

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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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Back on the path, three pileated woodpeckers, each a foot and a half tall, flash across the trail just a few yards away.
Many people reside in Eugene because of the famed rivers that flow through it, the wildlands on the fringe of the city and the critters - such as pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls and cougars - that reside in the southern end of the Willamette Valley.
Pileated woodpeckers are shy birds and although they do nest in my area, they are not commonly seen, so it appeared unusual, to me, for it to show itself so openly.
We also see turkeys, grouse, and Pileated woodpeckers.
While species like wild turkey, bear and pileated woodpeckers benefit from aging forests, grouse may suffer.
You know," I said, "I've been thinking that we're going to see a lot more of the pileated woodpeckers.
Additionally, Bonar (9000) may also have found a higher occupancy rate because he was only examining cavities excavated by Pileated Woodpeckers, which is one of the largest primary cavity excavators in North America and cavity volume is thought to have a positive influence upon cavity use in the non-breeding and breeding seasons (Peterson and Gauthier, 1985; Dobkin et al.
For folks into birds (the kind you won't be eating later) now's prime time for buffleheads and mergansers, eagles, pileated woodpeckers, and if the weather holds, a flock of nearly 20 noisy parrots roosting in the trees on the east lip of the loop.
He enjoys seeing pileated woodpeckers outside his office window and quadrennially prognosticating about the summer Olympics using nothing more than economics.
Above Sam's head, almost out of the picture, is a cavity that had an active family of nesting pileated woodpeckers.
Those birds are almost certainly the more common and humanity-tolerant pileated woodpeckers, says refuge spokeswoman Connie Dickard, but she takes it as a good sign that the refuge's neighbors are interested.
Further, it is proposed that recent observations of pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) destruction of red-cockaded woodpecker cavities may be related to the exclusion of fire, which has increased the number of snags and pileated woodpeckers.