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pileated woodpecker

noun
1.
a large, black-and-white American woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, having a prominent red crest.
Origin of pileated woodpecker
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85
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  • The log-cock, or pileated woodpecker, the largest and wildest of our Northern species, I have never heard drum.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
  • The pileated woodpecker is a beautiful bird of great size and strength.

  • They can readily be identified, at a great distance, from the pileated woodpecker by the large amount of white on the secondaries.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • Probably red-headed, since the name was misapplied to a specimen of a pileated woodpecker.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • The log cock, or pileated woodpecker, the largest and wildest of our Northern species, I have never heard drum.

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