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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 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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Because they are omnivores, woodpeckers eat a variety of things, such as fruits, insects, berries, nuts and tree sap. However, their diet is also dependent on factors like seasons, food availability and the preferences o... 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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The 215 species of woodpeckers, which are native to all continents except Antarctica and Australia, peck at up to 20 times per second. These birds peck and drum to get at food, store food, make nests, establish territory... More »

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