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Spring Excavations: Pileated Woodpeckers. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol

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In both cases the male birds appeared to be heading towards the nest site where Chip, and his mate Storm, would raise Squall and his two sisters in the ...

A South Whidbey avian love story: a pileated woodpecker on finds a mate | South Whidbey Record

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Pileated Woodpecker.

What's Inside a Woodpecker's Nest Hole?

This is a male Pileated Woodpecker, because the malar is red. The females have a black malar. They are large in size abut 17 inches in length and a 29 inch ...

Just as I neared the walking bridge on the southwest side of Foster Island I heard a pileated call. Much to my surprise I found what was clearly the same ...

It's impossible to hear that sound and not follow it out the door--the high-pitched ringing of a pileated woodpecker's call, especially when it comes from a ...

The Pileated Woodpecker is one of the biggest, most striking forest birds on the continent. They dig characteristically rectangular holes in trees to find ...

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This took place to the west of Duck Bay. This photo shows that Storm is smaller than Chip, which is normal among pileated woodpeckers.

The Pileated Woodpecker: Northwood homebuilders

Learn all you wanted to know about pileated woodpeckers with pictures, videos, photos,

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A fledgling pileated woodpecker pokes its head out of the nest.

A female pileated woodpecker brings food to its young. Naturalist Ted Levin took this photograph in Hanover years ago after getting closer and closer to the ...

Pileated Woodpecker.

A Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus, formerly Dryocopus pileatus) pair has taken up residence in the woods near the nature center.

What's Inside a Woodpecker's Nest Hole?

The pileated woodpecker is easily recognized by its distinct red head crest and is similar in size to a crow.

Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol

Photo by Pamelia Markwood

Back Side - Pileated Woodpecker - Good view of the back of its head and crest and eyes.

Much to my surprise I found what was clearly the same male pileated woodpecker. He was hanging on the stump of the dead tree which held Storm's 2016 winter ...

A Pileated Woodpecker crowed his distinctive call, flew to the base of one of the old Spruce trees, and proceeded to excavate a cavernous hole with his ...

Find out how to identify pileated woodpeckers and where to find them!

It is well known that during breeding season many mated pairs of birds perform nuptial feedings, perch close to each other, or forage together to strengthen ...

Photo: Painting by Don Eckelberry

Today, I was lucky enough that the pileated woodpecker flew right into my photo. You know how I faithfully walk to that deadend EVERY day.

Having skimmed through the last fifteen months of Chip and Storm's lives and having ended up back at the tree where we started does make me feel like the ...

The scientists say that starting in the Fall the young leave their parents and begin wandering. By Spring, they will be looking for their own territories ...

Pileated Woodpeckers by Jeremy Lemmons These are the ones who come to our feeders the most. We have families here on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada.

Bird Smell is Nothing to Sniff At | The Outside Story

Woodpecker in action.

A big, dashing bird with a flaming crest, the largest woodpecker in North America

A Pileated Woodpecker feeding from a suet feeder strategically placed amongst a grove of large trees (photo: Gay Schroer)

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) with Young ©WikiC

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) by Raymond Barlow

Pileated Woodpecker #DidYouKnow the Pileated Woodpecker digs rectangular holes in trees to find ants?

Pileated Woodpecker - Usually, pileated woodpeckers excavate their large nests in the cavities of dead

Pileated Woodpecker

Woodpeckers as Keystone Species

Pileated Woodpecker Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Pileated Woodpecker. She grabs a chunk of ...

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Pileated Woodpecker – Male

A male pileated excavating a hole for a nest

Acorn Woodpeckers have been known to make holes in houses to store their acorns. Photo

Photo by Roland Jordahl from BirdsandBlooms.com

Hard Knocks: Going to Extremes to Study the Secretive Helmeted Woodpecker | All About Birds

Pileated Woodpecker

Other birds – such as house wrens and other woodpeckers - may also come to enjoy the many insects revealed by the massive Pileated Woodpecker excavation.

Woodpeckers: Drilling Holes and Bagging Bugs, a review by Vicki Spandel | Six Trait Gurus

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The Pileated Woodpecker. (Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol.)

Pileated Woodpecker

Woodpeckers Give People Headaches, But Not Themselves. Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol

A male pileated woodpecker feeding on a tree

Nikon D200 camera with a ...

Acorn Woodpecker by Larry Meade via Birdshare.

House Sparrows in Winter | The Outside Story

Out along the walkway coming down to the main building here at the VIC, we have an old, hollow snag. There's a perfectly round hole in the side that I've ...

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Pileated Woodpecker, female at nest hole

And so today, when I heard a pileated woodpecker as it worked on a dead ash tree by one of the stonewalls, I decided to take a break from my own work ...

Taken in Humble, Texas, at edge of large wooded acreage. Damage to a tree from a pileated woodpecker

female Pileated Woodpecker-. Her tongue protrudes from the ...

woodpecker collage

Woody Woodpecker Cracked Nut cartoons 1941 | Watch with Mother & other Stories | Pinterest | Woody woodpecker

These are teeny tiny birds that travel in flocks. The females have yellowish eyes and the males, brown.

Days later, alerted by a loud cawing, I look skyward and catch two crows bombarding a lone Red-tailed Hawk. The hawk circles high above the pasture, ...

Pileated Woodpecker father and nestlings painting by Suzanne Matheson

Pileated woodpecker

female Pileated Woodpecker-

It's been said that Pileated Woodpeckers are skittish. That's not always the case. I've stood beneath one for over twenty minutes, the bird intent on its ...

Photo by Ryan Staake

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The ivory-billed woodpecker is believed to be extinct

female Pileated Woodpecker-

Pileated woodpecker creating a nesting cavity

Pileated Woodpecker

Brown-headed nuthatches (Sitta pusilla), like this one at Jordan Lake, can be very industrious in excavating their nest cavities. You can watch them pecking ...

Cuban green woodpecker. Xiphidiopicus percussus female, Cuba

Ohio's smallest and largest woodpeckers feeding together, female Downy and female Pileated. © Bruce

Male on a platform feeder

pileated woodpecker The ...

Pileated Woodpeckerer, photo by Joan Bonin


Man At Work - Pileated Woodpecker - He just got it to the point he could get inside. After that he was working from the inside out and his head was going ...