This Pileated Woodpecker search for insects on this dead stump lasted only a few more seconds before launching into the air and disappearing into the forest. I was able to photographed this one in the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, North Carolina
The Pileated Woodpecker is a very large North American woodpecker, almost crow-sized, inhabiting deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast. It is also the largest woodpecker in America.
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