Pileated Woodpecker – Flamboyant

Pileated Woodpecker


From my backyard, a flamboyant male Pileated Woodpecker takes a quick peek at the camera. The roughly 19-inch-long avian wonder is a component of Canadian and U.S. deciduous-coniferous forests, especially where there are plenty of dead or dying trees … the plucky birds relish carpenter ants.

~ Anecdote and Pileated Woodpecker capture, Flamboyant © Jerry L. Ferrara