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    That's a big woodpecker.

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    Not so much....large european woodpecker is a bit bigger than that, if my sense of scale does not deceive me.

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    This was taken from the dining room window across a large backyard.
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    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    African woodpeckers can peck an entire coconut with one peck.
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    Norrisian woodpeckers just glare at the coconut, and it pecks itself.

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    Pileated woodpeckers are the size of a crow... that is a good sized bird.

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    The world's largest woodpecker...
















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    Quote Originally Posted by sixty fiver View Post
    the world's largest woodpecker...
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    That's a big woodpecker.

    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I believe that's a pileated woodpecker - we have 3 woodpeckers in NY and that's the biggest - seen it once. My ex-boyfriend has a house in the sticks and he had one around his house for a while. The first time he saw/heard it was when he was working in his garden and he heard a noise by him that sounded like machinery - and then chunks of tree started falling on the ground around him - it was pileat pecker.

    I see more of the downy woodpeckers - cute little things

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    We have a pileated that comes and visits every year in the spring time. It would be fine if he would stick to hammering away on trees. But this little guy is obnoxius as hell....he has discovered that chimney toppers resonate quite nicely. Apparently, woodpeckers use their little hammering routine to attract mates as well as find food. Last year, this one did not find a mate until sometime late May. That's a long time to hear rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat every freaking morning on your chimney.
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    You mean like this?
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    nondes - That looks like a Downy.

    We have the odd Pileated sighting here in the city... for such large and noisome birds they are very shy and retiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    nondes - That looks like a Downy.

    We have the odd Pileated sighting here in the city... for such large and noisome birds they are very shy and retiring.
    noisome? That doesn't mean loud or noisy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    noisome? That doesn't mean loud or noisy.
    I was thinking "offensive" and probably need more coffee.

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    Pileated woodpeckers are pretty impressive birds, for sure. We see them frequently in Vermont. I heard one this morning when I was walking to the bus, but I couldn't see where it was. They have a loud, distinctive call.

    I watched one tear up an old railroad tie to get at an insect nest inside.

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    Norrisian woodpeckers just glare at the coconut, and it pecks itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    nondes - That looks like a Downy.

    We have the odd Pileated sighting here in the city... for such large and noisome birds they are very shy and retiring.
    yeah a downy - they're little and cute. pileated has more red on the head and is much bigger.


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    I know it's a Downy - I was responding to Tude's post but Mondo got in there first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    yeah a downy - they're little and cute. pileated has more red on the head and is much bigger.

    I didn't realize there was another woodpecker with that form. For a second I thought he caught a shot of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, which is thought to be extinct.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory-billed_woodpecker
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    Woody Woodpecker was a pileated. Well, a cartoon version, anyway:


    We don't get pileateds in Philly, but we do have plenty of downies and hairies:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I didn't realize there was another woodpecker with that form. For a second I thought he caught a shot of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, which is thought to be extinct.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory-billed_woodpecker
    The reward for the person who can bring evidence of a living Ivory Billed Woodpecker is rather substantial...

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    That is a beautiful animal.







    Noisome mean offensive but refers to smell specifically.
    It is synonymous with mephitic.

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