- Animal Species, Pets and Animal Care Jobs
   Animals  | Dogs  | Cats  | Small Pets  | Fish  | Horses  | Birds  | Reptiles  | Jobs  | Garden  | Biology  | Message Board |     

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

© Charles H. Warren

Length: 14-18.5 in.
Habitat: mature forests.

The slow, rhythmic hammering of a Pileated woodpecker may be mistaken for the sound of a man chopping down a tree. With powerful whacks the birds digs a large rectangular or oval hole deep into the heart of a tree infested with carpenter ants, a principal food. Fresh chips at the base of a tree indicate a hole that is still being dug.



Bird Species


Pets   Jobs    Contact Us    Terms of Use    Search    Advertise   
©2015 Go Pets America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.