THREATS Habitat loss
INTERESTING FACTS Inhabiting mature forests and their borders,
pileated woodpeckers are very shy… and hard to observe. After
excavating holes in fallen timber, dead roots, and stumps, the
woodpecker uses its very long, sticky tongue to reach carpenter
ant burrows. The bird’s call sounds like a wild laugh, and its
drumming for food sounds like heavy hammering. Show More
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