Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: Logcock, PIWO, Wood God, Woodhen.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Piciformes   >   Family Picidae   >   Genus Dryocopus   

Status:

Common year-round resident throughout the state.

Description:

Pileated Woodpecker is our largest woodpecker species. The malar stripe (moustache stripe on cheek) is red on males and black on females.

There are 1,465 records in the project database.

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Pileated Woodpecker in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/25/2012). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. - Bill Hubick.

Pileated Woodpecker in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/27/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

Pileated Woodpecker drumming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/7/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

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A male Pileated Woodpecker at Perryville Community Park, Cecil Co., Maryland (11/20/2011). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A male Pileated Woodpecker in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/14/2014). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A male Pileated Woodpecker in Harford Co., Maryland (1/25/2018). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A female Pileated Woodpecker in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpeckers in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A female Pileated Woodpecker in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/22/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker in Kent Co., Maryland (5/15/2018). Photo by Nancy Wyman. (MBP list)

A female Pileated Woodpecker in Howard Co., Maryland (5/14/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A male Pileated Woodpecker in Howard Co., Maryland (11/9/2023). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A female Pileated Woodpecker in Kent Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). Photo by Nancy Wyman. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/7/2021). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Pileated Woodpecker in Calvert Co., Maryland (1/14/2023). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Howard Co., Maryland (11/12/2022). (c) Greg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Greg via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/21/2021). (c) pablo vidal-ribas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by pablo_vidal-ribas via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/29/2022). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/29/2023). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker in Howard Co., Maryland (12/27/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpeckers in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/4/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/20/2022). (c) Ron Wertz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Ron Wertz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/7/2022). (c) Bill Blauvelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bill Blauvelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/5/2022). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Male (left) and female (right) Pileated Woodpecker nestlings in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/20/2016). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker in Cecil Co., Maryland (11/26/2019). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Washington Co., Maryland (11/28/2020). (c) inat ash, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by inat_ash via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker in Carroll Co., Maryland (11/17/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpeckers mating in Montgomery Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) belyykit, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by belyykit via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/5/2023). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker and an Eastern Ratsnake declare a truce in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2015). Photo by Howard Patterson. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/2/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/28/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/2/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/14/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Cecil Co., Maryland (11/10/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/27/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/20/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/10/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/26/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/30/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/30/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker at nesting cavity in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/16/2022). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/1/2013). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/18/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/23/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/28/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Pileated Woodpecker inspecting a nesting cavity in Harford Co., Maryland (3/17/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Evidence of Pileated Woodpecker in Garrett Co., Maryland (2/11/2017). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Evidence of a Pileated Woodpecker in Kent Co., Maryland (3/30/2018). Photo by Matt Redman. (MBP list)

A baby Pileated Woodpecker in rehabilitation in Pasadena, Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Pileated Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/4/2021). (c) Ron Wertz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Ron Wertz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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