pileated woodpecker

  1. a large, black-and-white American woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, having a prominent red crest.

Origin of pileated woodpecker

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby pileated woodpecker

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How to use pileated woodpecker in a sentence

  • 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