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Pileated woodpecker (male)
Dryocopus pileatus

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: black and white and red
Occurrence: mature forests
Diet: carpenter ants, other insects, fruit
Nest: rectangular cavity in trees
Field Identification: largest confirmed woodpecker in N. America, black body, red crest, white side of neck, red patch off bill
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: 44 Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Dryocopus
Species: pileatus

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