December 29, 2015

Pileated Woodpecker

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On December 17, 2015 while Mushing the WooFPAK on the Barnum Trail in West Virginia, the WooFDriver came across this beautiful woodpecker! I believe it to be a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) due to its size being almost the size of a crow and colors of black with white stripes down the neck and a bright red crest on its head. These woodpeckers are common in North America and primary food is carpenter ants found in dead trees.

All About Bird’s Webpage to learn more about the Pileated Woodpecker.

Enjoy the video footage from this sighting!

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