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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

General Description: Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) are very large, black woodpeckers with a red cap and bold white stripes on the face. Males also have a red mustache line. The peaked red cap is distinctive.

Favored Habitat: Coniferous forests.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Pileated Woodpeckers Las Vegas; rather, look for them in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains of California or around Lake Tahoe (or go to Canada or forested areas east of the Great Plains).

Comments: This is the species for whom Woody the Woodpecker was modeled.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker, male (notice red mustache mark)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker female; Dunedin, Florida
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker female; notice black-only mustache mark
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker female; notice black-only mustache mark
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpeckers can make large holes in rotten trees
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Pileated Woodpeckers probably getting carpenter ants
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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