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Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Described as ‘crow-sized’, the Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America. Carpenter ants are its main food source. Not known to occupy the Rocky Mountain states, these birds live year round, wherever they are found.

In North America they range from the Sierra Nevada mountains through Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and across Canada from British Columbia, Northwest Territory and Alberta east to the North Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and south from the Mississippi River Valley and east to Florida.

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