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 13 videos
An adult female foraging Locality Choctawhatchee River Bay, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Adam Elzinga 22 April 2007 5 years ago 39 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 4 years ago 23 sec 4.5
An adult female vocalizing with its crest raised Locality Choctawhatchee River Bay, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Adam Elzinga 22 April 2007 5 years ago 10 sec 4.5
A male looking for insects from a dead tree Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp abieticola)
Robert Schaefer 24 February 2006 4 years ago 31 sec 4.4
Male foraging on fallen tree. Locality Florida, USA (United States)
redknot2 15 February 2006 4 years ago 1 min 5 sec 4.3
An adult male climbing a tree and entering to the nest Locality Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp pileatus)
Steven Siegel 31 March 2005 6 years ago 21 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 21 photos
An adult male clinging to a tree trunk.
Locality Elkford, British Columbia, Canada (ssp abieticola)
David Beadle 9 June 2012 12 weeks ago 4.3
Pileated getting ready to eat suet.
Locality Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA (United States)
BEEB 18 March 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Impressive Male Pileated Woodpecker in my backyard.
Locality Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (United States)
Carlos Rodriguez 4 November 2012 23 weeks ago 4
Female piliated woodpecker perched near to photographer on tree in bird sanctuary
Locality Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary, Manistee County, Michigan, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 9 December 2010 2 years ago 4
Close up of a female Pileated Woodpecker searching for food on a dead tree in Virginia Beach
Locality Virginia, USA (United States)
aboates 9 January 2010 3 years ago 4
Adult male foraging in pine tree.
Locality Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA (United States)
kevinguse 23 October 2012 13 weeks ago 3.9