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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

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Pileated Woodpecker, a set on Flickr.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker: Large woodpecker with mostly black body and white wing linings which are visible in flight. The head has a prominent red crest and cap, white face and neck stripes and a red moustache stripe, and large gray bill. Legs and feet are gray. The largest woodpecker in North America.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dryocopus
Species: D. pileatus
Binomial name
Dryocopus pileatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Written by infiniteintimation

September 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

Posted in Life

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