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Pileated Woodpecker pecking tree
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I don’t often see Pileated Woodpeckers, however every time that I do I am always amazed by the size of them, especially compared to other woodpeckers.

 

If you look closely at this image you can see that the woodpecker is pecking the tree, and you can see the wood falling, but why do they do this?  Pileated Woodpeckers peck the tree to get at the insects that live inside – their diets consist of insect, but also they eat fruit and buds off trees.

 

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Taken: March 26, 2016

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 1000

Exposure: 1/640

About this Image

I don’t often see Pileated Woodpeckers, however every time that I do I am always amazed by the size of them, especially compared to other woodpeckers.

 

If you look closely at this image you can see that the woodpecker is pecking the tree, and you can see the wood falling, but why do they do this?  Pileated Woodpeckers peck the tree to get at the insects that live inside – their diets consist of insect, but also they eat fruit and buds off trees.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: March 26, 2016

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/8

ISO: 1000

Exposure: 1/640