Pileated Woodpecker
Dryocopus pileatus

credit:  Nol Lee/CCSA

ADULT MALE Has mainly black body plumage, except for small white patch at base of primaries on closed wing. In flight, patch is more obvious, and white underwing coverts are striking. Angular-looking head has white throat and white stripes behind eye and extending from base of bill down side of neck. Tufted crown is red; note red malar stripe and pale eye. ADULT FEMALE Similar, but only rear of crown is red and malar stripe is black. JUVENILE Resembles respective sex adult, but has brownish eyes.

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