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Taken 15-May-09
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Pileated Woodpecker
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Dimensions1246 x 1557
Original file size658 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-May-09 18:53
Date modified15-May-09 18:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D80
Focal length200 mm
Focal length (35mm)300 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/15 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Female Pileated Woodpecker  feeding her young

Female Pileated Woodpecker feeding her young

Nesting
Long-term monogamous pairs stay together on territories year round. Both members of the pair excavate a new nest cavity in a dead tree or branch every year. The excavation can take the pair up to six weeks to complete. The nest is lined only with woodchips from the excavation. Both sexes typically incubate the 3 to 5 eggs (usually 4) for about 18 days and brood the young for the first 7 to 10 days after they hatch. Both regurgitate food for the young, which leave the nest after 24 to 28 days but may stay with the parents for another 2 to 3 months while they learn to forage.