Friday, October 9, 2015

South Burlington birds: Pileated Woodpecker photos

Pileated Woodpecker South Burlington, VT 

Pileated Woodpecker, South Burlington, VT,

March 2015
                                                      Welcome to the SB Vermont Backyard Birding, Issue # 16, Pileated Woodpecker.

The Pileated Woodpecker in our South Burlington, Vermont backyard are about 18" long, mostly black except, white stripes on face and neck, and a flaming red crest. They also have bright white under-wings seen in flight. Their loud vocal calls sound like someone laughing.

 This image is of a male Pileated. Note the male's red crest goes all the way down to the bill whereas on the female it stops half way. Also, see the red mustache down the base of the bill (the female lacks this stripe-mustache). 

Pileated Woodpecker, South Burlington, VT,
April 28 & May 4,  2015


Happy Birding

To view any of the other 14 bird postings in my SB Backyard birds series, click on the Table of Contents tab on the top of this blog, next, page down to All things Vermont, Birds... then click on the bird posting of your choice. 

Click on Pileated Woodpecker  for more info. from Bird Watchers Digest Magazine.

Click here to see side by side images of male and female Pileated Woodpeckers for comparison. 

Click on Woodpeckers of the Puget Sound Area for extensive various woodpecker species information and photos.

Click on Backyard Wildlife Habitat in Vermont, for information on feeding and attracting backyard birds in Vermont. 

Click on Audubon Society for Vermont birding information. 

Click on Champlain Valley's Common Birds in Decline for an Audubon report. 

Click on Champlain Valley Bird Initiative for an Audubon list of key birds, top threats, key strategies, successes, and how you can help. 

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