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Apr 10, 2017

Pileated Woodpecker in Bracebridge, Ontario

Photo by Glenn McKinnon
Dryocopus pileatus
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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