pileated woodpecker

noun
a large, black-and-white American woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, having a prominent red crest.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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The large, crow-sized pileated woodpecker often attracts attention with its
  loud, resonant drumming high in trees.
The silence of the forest is broken only by bird songs and the occasional
  drumming of the pileated woodpecker.
Great horned owl, pileated woodpecker, and red-shouldered hawk are year-round
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The spectacular crow-sized pileated woodpecker is one of them.
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