2 flying on the West side of Eddy Lake towards the conf course.
I first heard the call of this species and after looking around found it on the pole across the road.
Heard and observed Dryocopus pounding away on dead oak branches, and observed during flight.
Heard calling from a snag near the nature center at Lake Houston Wilderness Park.
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)