Pileated Woodpecker (Sierra) – Reflections of the Natural World

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WHAT’S IN A NAME

Pileated Woodpecker– Dryocopus pileatus
Gr. druokopos woodpecker, L. pileatus topped

” Pileated” describes the bird’s popular red crest, from the Latin pileatus significance “topped”

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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Pileated woodpeckers are generally black with a red crest, and have a white line down the sides of the throat. More youthful specimens tend to have less curved crests, or “mohawks” as some describe them. They reveal white on the wings in flight.

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Adult males have a red line from the expense to the throat; in adult women these are black.

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DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURRENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA

The Pileated Woodpecker is an unusual to relatively typical yearround citizen in the Sierra Nevada in the Lower and Upper Montane biotic zones.

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CONSERVATION STATUS —IUCN Red List Category

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The Pileated Woodpecker (PIWO) is categorized as Least Concern by the IUCN

Redlist Classification Justification: This types has an incredibly big variety, the population pattern seems increasing, and the population size is large. For these factors the types is assessed as Least Concern. (DataZone PIWO Link)

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