A dead pileated woodpecker was found on the sidewalk, possibly killed by an electrical wire. My neighbor already moved it to the trash, but I did see the whole bird.
Nesting with two young
Foraging, vocalizing and drumming on conifer snags along the meadow's edge
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)