Pileated?  What's That?

The Pileated Woodpecker is a very large woodpecker with a long neck and a brilliant red triangular crest that sweeps off the back of his head.  This species is primarily black, with white stripes on the face and neck.  Males have a red strip on each cheek.  The Pileated Woodpecker is monogamous (Ahh, true love!) and also territorial.  Our friend and his mate are seen frequently chomping at standing dead trees or stumps, as seen in the picture at the top of this page, and in this short video we took in April, 2013.  

To learn more about this bird, his food and habits, and to listen to the impressive echo of his hammering and calls, take a look at this website.

Learn more about the Pileated Woodpecker here!