Bonanza Bird #18: Pileated Woodpecker

Birdorable Pileated Woodpecker

Today’s bird, and the 18th (and second-to-last!) species in the Birdorable Bonanza, is the Pileated Woodpecker!

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker by
magnificentfrigatebird

Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest species of woodpecker currently found in the Americas (the believed-extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Imperial Woodpecker were both larger). During nesting season, both male and female birds take care of incubating the eggs, though males will take over for overnight incubation. Both parents care for the nestlings as they grow.

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Tomorrow's bird is an extinct bird that used to live in the United States. Can you guess what it will be?

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Comments

ItalianBirder on December 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM wrote:
The Carolina Parakeet? :D
Dominic Morrell on December 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM wrote:
YES! YES! Carolina Parakeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love birds.My fav is a heron. on December 6, 2011 at 2:11 AM wrote:
carolina parakeet I bet it is!
Heather Richards on December 1, 2016 at 3:58 PM wrote:
Hi woody! He he he he he :)
Louise Warner on February 16, 2017 at 4:21 PM wrote:
carolina parakeet!
Spurwing Plover on May 3, 2022 at 8:03 AM wrote:
I have seen Piliated Woodpeckers their large

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