Tuesday, May 16, 2006


The Pileated Woodpecker has a black body, with white stripes on its neck, and a red crest. It has black and white stripes on its face and bright yellow bristles on its nose that keeps wood chips out of its nose. This bird has a long sharp bill, yellow eyes, and a sticky tongue so that it gets insects to eat. They are as big as crows! Females have gray to yellowish foreheads and the males have red foreheads, this is how you can tell them apart. This bird lives in British Columbia, Canada, down south to California, and east to Nova Scotia. I hope we get to see one at Mountain School!
By Danielle

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At 10:24 AM, Blogger Harman said...

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At 10:28 AM, Blogger Harman said...

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At 10:46 AM, Blogger Harman said...

Hi Danielle
Is there's any Woodpeckers at the M.t School? I hope we get to see a woodpecker.

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger MJay@EduSys said...

I live on Lake Whatcom and we see a few different woodpeckers here. We've seen the large Pileated Woodpecker, however, more frequently see the smaller Northern Flicker. Here is a web site I use to look up information about birds in Washington state:

http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/index.aspx

What other woodpeckers do you think you might see at Mountain School and how can you tell them apart?

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger Erika said...

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At 3:18 PM, Blogger Erika said...

I saw a pilated woodpecker at Mt.School.The woodpecker was red on top of its head.So does that mean the woodpecker is a girl?why?

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Are woodpeckers endangered?

 

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