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Birds - Pileated Woodpecker
Class:Aves Order:Piciformes Family:Picidae


Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus. These woodpeckers can become a foot and a half tall with a wingspan of 2 and a half feet. They can weigh nearly a pound! They are black with a bold, red crown and white cheeks and shoulders. Like many woodpeckers, they prefer mature trees, where they can hammer for insect larvae beneath the bark. They also eat insects and berries. The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the US and was clearly the inspiration for Woody Woodpecker. His markings are stunning. He is a chicken-sized jackhammer. His pecking makes thumps where other woodpeckers sound like pops.

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