Scientific name: Chordata: Aves: Piciformes: Picidae: Dryocopus pileatus
Common Name: Piliated Woodpecker
County: Prince Georges
Date: 20 July 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not appplicable
Location: National Wildlife Visitor Center
Keywords: bird Piliated Woodpecker USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
The opening of a nest of Piliated Woodpeckers.
The Woodpeckers excavate a nest in dead tree, and do not use the same nest for more than 1 season.
Other organisms, including Wood Ducks, nest in abandoned nests of these Woodpeckers.
A closer view of the nest entrance.
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