Range Tracking

PINWR Pileated Woodpecker

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A Pileated Woodpecker up at the crack of dawn clutches a palm tree at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR). This bird is about the size of a crow. “Pileated” means “crested”, which makes the name an apt description for one of this woodpecker’s most distinctive field marks. This is a male Pileated Woodpecker denoted by his red mustache coming down off his bill, or beak, if you prefer. The female’s mustache is all black.

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  1. Pingback: A Year Ago This Week on ISBAA : The Pileated Woodpecker | I see beauty all around by rob paine

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