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SHOWING RECORD: 30 of 50   Western Pileated Woodpecker
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Photograph by David A. Northcott/Corbis
Western Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus picinus

Subspecies of Pileated Woodpecker



First Noted by Expedition
March 4, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon; elsewhere on other dates.
 

Description
A crow-size woodpecker. Black with white neck stripes, conspicuous white wing linings, and prominent red crest. Male has red mustache, female has black. Length: 17 in (43 cm).
 

Voice
A loud, flicker-like cuk-cuk-cuk-cuk-cuk, rising and then falling in pitch and volume.
 

Habitat
Mature forests and borders.
 

Range
Resident from British Columbia east across southern Canada to Nova Scotia, south to northern California, southern Idaho, eastern North Dakota, central Texas, and Florida.
 

Note
Despite its size, this elegant woodpecker is often shy and hard to observe.

Species information from enature.com
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