Doing what woodpeckers do

Bruce Bosworth

A pileated woodpecker looks for food on a tree on River Road in Westmoreland in January.

The pileated woodpecker, nearly as large as a crow, has bold white stripes down the neck and a flaming-red crest, according to The striking birds can be found whacking at dead trees and fallen logs in search of their favorite foods, carpenter ants and beetle larvae, leaving distinctive rectangular holes in the wood, the website says.

Doing what woodpeckers do

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