Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge

Pileated Woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a large woodpecker native to North America. This crow-sized bird normally inhabits deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast. It is the second-largest woodpecker in the United States, after the critically endangered and possibly extinct ivory-billed woodpecker. (Wikipedia).

Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Pileated Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

Unlike most woodpeckers this one is shy. I have always had issues getting photographs. In some areas they are still common, like behind my house! I still don’t get many shots unless out walking in the pines.

Pileated Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Pileated Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

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