North American Pileated Woodpecker.
These photographs were taken in the grounds of Rideau Hall, Ottawa; the Canadian Governor's residence on 1 September, 2010.
Nearly as large as a crow, the Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in most of North America. Its loud ringing calls and huge, rectangular excavations in dead trees announce its presence in forests across the continent.
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Last updated Friday, 25 April 2014
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