KUK KUK KUK KUK KUK!!!
Direct link to sound: https://soundcloud.com/christie-mullen/pileated/s-tnayy
At a nest hole.
Pair feeding at the edges of an aspen grove near pond
Male and female Pileated Woodpecker calling and flying. Large woodpecker black overall with white face pattern and red crest.
Saw it fly and heard it call.
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)