Chordata: Aves: Piciformes: Picidae: Dryocopus pileatus [return to Home Page]

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Scientific name: Chordata: Aves: Piciformes: Picidae: Dryocopus pileatus
Common Name: Piliated Woodpecker

Country: USA
State/District: MD
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
Additional Information:

Figure 1.   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.
Figure 2.   A closer view of the nest entrance.

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