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Dannihilator 03-01-09 11:26 PM

That's a big woodpecker.
 
http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...0/100_0427.jpg

Tinuz 03-01-09 11:30 PM

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

Dannihilator 03-01-09 11:32 PM

This was taken from the dining room window across a large backyard.

Wordbiker 03-02-09 12:02 AM

African woodpeckers can peck an entire coconut with one peck.

x136 03-02-09 12:33 AM

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

Sixty Fiver 03-02-09 12:42 AM

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

Sixty Fiver 03-02-09 12:48 AM

The world's largest woodpecker...















http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_69JoCEP_DE...w0/s400/wp.jpg

SingingSabre 03-02-09 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sixty fiver (Post 8451865)

ftmfw!

ilikebikes 03-02-09 05:57 AM

That's a big woodpecker.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...woodpecker.jpg

jsharr 03-02-09 06:43 AM

There was really no where else for this thread to go but down.

Tude 03-02-09 07:36 AM

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

ModoVincere 03-02-09 07:40 AM

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.

nondes 03-02-09 07:48 AM

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You mean like this?

Sixty Fiver 03-02-09 08:21 AM

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.

USAZorro 03-02-09 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 8452655)
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. :)

Sixty Fiver 03-02-09 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 8452686)
noisome? That doesn't mean loud or noisy. :)

I was thinking "offensive" and probably need more coffee.

vtjim 03-02-09 11:05 AM

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. :eek:

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Originally Posted by x136 (Post 8451829)
Norrisian woodpeckers just glare at the coconut, and it pecks itself.

:D :thumb:

Tude 03-02-09 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 8452655)
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.

:thumb: yeah a downy - they're little and cute. pileated has more red on the head and is much bigger.

http://content.ornith.cornell.edu/UE...2_00364Z_S.jpg

nondes 03-02-09 12:04 PM

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

Falkon 03-03-09 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Tude (Post 8453666)
:thumb: yeah a downy - they're little and cute. pileated has more red on the head and is much bigger.

http://content.ornith.cornell.edu/UE...2_00364Z_S.jpg

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

MTBLover 03-03-09 08:48 PM

Woody Woodpecker was a pileated. Well, a cartoon version, anyway:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...title-card.jpg

We don't get pileateds in Philly, but we do have plenty of downies and hairies: http://content.ornith.cornell.edu/UE...2_00357Z_S.jpg

Sixty Fiver 03-03-09 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Falkon (Post 8463819)
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...

Allen 03-03-09 09:24 PM

That is a beautiful animal.







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


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