Pileated Woodpecker
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001

These large (17 inches - 43 cm) birds can be found boring large holes in trees in the search for insects. Their head is like a jackhammer, pecking with incredible speed and force. The photo on the right shows that even at a relatively high shutter speed, the head is just a blur as it drives its beak into the wood of this dead birch tree.

For another photo of a pileated woodpecker have a look at: Pileated Woodpecker

For more info about the Pileated Woodpecker have a look at: www.pileatedwoodpeckercentral.com

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