Friday, September 14, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
The pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America. At average over 16 inches long and a 29 inch wingspan they are slightly smaller then an American crow. Pileated woodpeckers can be found through out Canada, and the eastern and northern United States. The pileated is an omnivore. It primarily eats ants, termites and insect larva that it finds by boring into wood. The wholes that they excavate are usually rectangular in shape and are often very deep. Pileated will also eat fruit and nuts.   


7 comments:

joanca bs said...

Nice birds¡¡

i beati said...

a beauty

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! i've been thrilled to have a pair here this year. :)

Pat said...

What a beauty!

Marie said...

Wonderful picture, and great info!

Anni said...

Wow....this is gorgeous...he's so handsome against the clear blue sky. Please consider adding this link [and your beautiful osprey in flight] to the Bird D'Pot meme for this weekend.

Pia said...

A wonderful shot of Mr. Woodpecker!