Giant Pileated Woodpeckers live in Kn...

Giant Pileated Woodpeckers live in Knox County

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Somerset, KY

#1 May 20, 2014
Probably living in the Knox County woods near you, whether you notice or not, the Pileated Woodpecker is a very large North American woodpecker, roughly crow-sized, inhabiting deciduous forests in eastern North America. It is also the largest woodpecker in the United States. They live in wooded areas of Knox County. Their call is a loud, far carrying laugh, sounding like a jungle bird call. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat, in adult females these are black. These birds mainly eat insects, especially carpenter ants and wood-boring beetle larvae. They also eat fruits, nuts, and berries, including poison ivy berries. Pileated Woodpeckers will often chip out large and roughly rectangular holes in trees while searching out insects, especially ant galleries.

Corbin, KY

#2 May 20, 2014
They live in laurel county I know as one attacked the mirror of my car breaking it. Very impressive looking bird

Keavy, KY

#3 May 20, 2014
They have always been a favorite bird for me. Love that junglefied call and the flash of color and undulating flight between trees.

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Cannon, KY

#5 May 26, 2014
....And actually those are great shot's, once again Q...

Ormond Beach, FL

#6 May 26, 2014
they are a few down here in florida they look the same but im not sure they both are very cool birds glad people are seeing them for the beauty they are and only shooting with cameras these days u can here them peck for miles last year one pecked a perfect cross on a pine tree in my uncles yard he died later on that year coincedence i suppose one of my favorite birds up there followed by the shypoke lol

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Cannon, KY

#7 May 26, 2014

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#8 May 27, 2014
The Specialist wrote:
....And actually those are great shot's, once again Q...
Thanks... glad ya like em...

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