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The pileated woodpecker is a large, vibrantly colored woodpecker, noticeable by his stark black-and-white coloring and brilliant red crest. To attract the pileated woodpecker into your yard, you must live within his habi... More »

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The habitat of the pileated woodpecker is temperate forests throughout North America, especially mature forests with large trees and proximity to water. They are found from Florida on up to Canada, though the bulk of the... More »

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The origin of the word pileated comes from the Latin word, pileatus, which means capped. Another variation of the word, pileus, means a felt cap that doesn't have a brim. The word is usually used to refer to a bird's hea... More »

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The female red-headed woodpecker is a North American bird. The adult bird features a crimson head, a white body and black wings that have white under feathers. It has been said to resemble a checkerboard in flight. The y... More »

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The tongue of a woodpecker is up to 4 inches long and three times the length of its bill. The length and structure of a woodpecker’s tongue varies by species, diet and foraging method. More »

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