Resonant pecking sound
Vibrations felt on the tree trunk
Evidence of pecking marks
Observed for 10 minutes
Flew right across the bayou but this was the only chance at a picture.
1Pileated woodpecker heard and then see at interface between flood retention basin and small stand of hardwoods in suburban Lufkin. No photo.
Dryocopus is a genus of large powerful woodpeckers, typically 35–45 cm in length. It has representatives in North and South America, Europe, and Asia; some South American species are endangered. It was believed to be closely related to the American genus Campephilus, but it is part of an entirely different lineage of woodpeckers altogether (Benz et al., 2006)