Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) - HBW 7, p. 525
French: Grand Pic
Spanish: Picamaderos Norteamericano
Taxonomy: Picus pileatus Linnaeus, 1758, America = South Carolina.
Forms a superspecies with D. lineatus and D. schulzi. Little geographical variation, mostly clinal: proposed races picinus (British Columbia) and floridanus (Florida) considered not to differ significantly from, respectively, abieticola and nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- abieticola (Bangs, 1898) - S British Columbia E across S Canada to Nova Scotia, S to NW & CE California, C Idaho, W Montana, C Saskatchewan, SE Iowa and about Virginia.
- pileatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - SE USA, from approximately Illinois E to Virginia and S to SE Texas and Florida.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 22 videos
An adult female foraging Locality Choctawhatchee River Bay, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Adam Elzinga 22 April 2007 8 years ago 39 sec 4.7
Close-up view of a parent feeding chicks. Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Bill Wayman 18 May 2010 2 years ago 1 min 16 sec 4.7
Adult male slowly hopping down a slope and quietly calling. Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp abieticola)
Ken Simonite 31 July 2014 1 year ago 48 sec 4.7
Chicks appear from nest hole with a parent there to feed them. Locality Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Bill Wayman 18 May 2010 2 years ago 1 min 32 sec 4.6
A male extracting insects from a dead tree, and enlarging its hole Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp abieticola)
Robert Schaefer 24 February 2006 8 years ago 23 sec 4.5
An adult male bathing and then pecking at and rubbing its head against the bank. Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp abieticola)
Ken Simonite 31 July 2014 1 year ago 1 min 10 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 52 photos
A male Pileated Woodpecker feeding three chicks at nest.
Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 12 May 2010 15 weeks ago 4.7
Bird is perched on a tree trunk
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
Dannie Polley 13 May 2016 6 weeks ago 4.7
Female @ suet feeder !
Locality Quebec, Canada
Jean W. Cote 21 February 2016 17 weeks ago 4.7
Locality High Ridge, Jefferson County, Missouri, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Anita Merrigan 15 March 2011 2 years ago 4.5
An adult male clinging to a tree trunk.
Locality Elkford, British Columbia, Canada (ssp abieticola)
David Beadle 9 June 2012 3 years ago 4.5
PILEATED WOODPECKER ON OLD TREE
Locality Hueston Woods State Park, Ohio, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
BIGGBIRDS2 24 April 2014 2 years ago 4.4
A bird on a tree druming and calling Locality California, USA (United States)
Santiago Imberti 1 June 2001 6 years ago 4.8
Two birds calling, responding each other, in the forest. Locality Arlington Woods, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2013 2 years ago 4