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   Pileated Woodpecker Dyrocopus pileatus The largest woodpecker currently found in the North America. It's found mostly in the eastern and southeastern portions of the U.S. With the recent sighting and searches for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, many people feel the Pileated is being misidentified as an Ivory-bill.

Either way, it is a large bird and in many area is considered a pest because it can cause considerable damage to wooden structures. This one was seen in a very urban area, Roosevelt Island National Memorial Park, which is located along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and is accessible only from the north via the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Remember, any place is a good birding spot!

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