* COMMON SERVICEBERRY (Amelanchier arboreal - pileated woodpecker
, Eastern bluebird, black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse
Then there is the pileated woodpecker
, big as an owl and raven black, except for its white wing bars and the scarlet and white head markings.
The problem is that knowledge doesn't come with identifying marks such as the red "mustache" that allows us to tell a male from a female pileated woodpecker
. Rather, we've had to come up with processes that generate opinions worthy of being believed, and that we can question to determine if a particular assertion is true.
Bird watchers may encounter yellow-bellied sapsucker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, pileated woodpecker
, and eastern wood-pewee.
A pileated woodpecker
had made an abrupt landing on a young hickory, cocking his head back and forth as if searching for an invisible porthole before hammering away, lumping from tree to tree like in a game of hopscotch, the giant woodpecker continued to examine each tree with precision, searching for unsuspecting, six-legged morsels.
Although 5 other woodpecker species (Northern Flicker [Colaptes auratus], Hairy Woodpecker [Picoides villosus], Williamson's Sapsucker [Sphyrapicus thyroideus], Lewis's Woodpecker [Melanerpes lewis], and Pileated Woodpecker
[Dryocopus pileatus]) were observed nearby, we consider it most likely that White-headed Woodpeckers caused the feeding sign; a behavior which has not previously been described.
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.
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.