Pileated Woodpecker–Ever Seen One?
About the size of crows, colorful pileated woodpeckers are large birds with red caps and zebra striped heads. The presence of the Steller’s jays near this pileated woodpecker in the video helps give some sense of the relative size of these handsome creatures.
They particularly like to forage for carpenter ants and beetle larva in trees leaving behind rectangular shaped holes. These birds don’t migrate. They stick around all winter long. They tend to mate for life and keep their young with them until fall.
The pileated woodpeckers are shy and generally hide from viewers though this one apparently made an exception for the videographer, Ann Constantino.