Photo by Glenn McKinnon
Roger Tory Peterson's Bird's of Eastern and Central North America, begins its description of the Pileated Woodpecker this way: "A spectacular crow-sized black woodpecker with a flaming red crest", and that short and succinct description sums it up perfectly. The Pileated Woodpecker pictured above has positioned itself on the opposite side of a tree trunk, from a painted wooden Pileated Woodpecker. The scene occurred in Bracebridge, Ontario, at the home of my old friend Glenn McKinnon, who got this great photo.
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