pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 15 inches
Very large (crow-sized) black and white woodpecker
Prominent red crest at rear of head
Entirely black body plumage at rest except a white line that extends from bill down sides of neck to upper flanks
In flight shows pale bases to primaries on upperwing and entirely white underwing covert
Red malar area
Black malar stripe
No other living woodpecker could be confused with the pileated.
Migration Status: Permanent resident
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: N/A
Nest Type: Cavity
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 15-18 days
Days to Fledge: 26-28
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Mostly insects; lesser quantities of fruit
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February U
Crooked Run Valley