Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker – Photography by Mary Mikawoz
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Pileated Woodpecker

This is what we commonly refer to as the Red-Headed Pileated Woodpecker or if you are old enough as “Woody Woodpecker.” 

According to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, “At an average 18″ in length, the pileated is the largest woodpecker in Canada. These colossal birds, with their striking red crest and resemblance to prehistoric pterodactyls in flight, are thought to be the inspiration for the once popular cartoon Woody the Woodpecker. As Woody had his loud laugh, pileated woodpeckers also make noise to match their size. Their drumming, reminiscent of construction machinery, can be heard up to a kilometre away.” 

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