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Woodpecker (Pileated)

Dryocopus pileatus
Woodpecker (Pileated)

Range

They live throughout southern Canada, the Midwestern and Eastern U. S., and west to North Dakota and Texas. In western U. S. they are found along the Pacific Coast and northern Rocky Mountains.

Habitat

They live in dense, leafy (deciduous) forests and mixed woods.

Body Traits

They are a large, crow-sized bird. They are mostly black with a white stripe down their face and neck and a bright red head crest.

Habits

They have a loud ringing call and are strong flyers.

Diet

They tap trees for insects and also eat fruits and nuts.

Reproduction

They nest in tree holes lined with wood chips. Female lays 1 - 6 eggs.

Woodpecker (Pileated)

Classification

Domain:    Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dryocopus
Species: D. pileatus

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