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.