Male Pileated Woodpecker

My friend Becky told me that the photo I posted the other day was of the female pileated woodpecker as it lacked a moustache. I knew I had taken photographs of both of the birds at the feeder that day, so I went back and found this of the male. This is not such a good composition with all the distractions of background and orange netting in the feeder, but at least you can clearly see what Becky was talking about with this guy's bright moustache! Thanks for making me take another look, +Becky Humphreys 

#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday  #BackyardbirdingMonday with thanks to +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones and +Marilou Aballe

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  1. +Gisela Heeg – thanks very much, I appreciate all your comments.

    +Mamoun Khateeb – I'm glad you like it, thank you.

    Thank you Sumit. +Sumit Sen 

    Thank you so much +Jasbir S. Randhawa 

    Pretty in a kind of ungainly way, you are right +Shelly Gunderson 

    Merci beaucoup +Magistral 

    +Joyce Fay – they don't often come so near, and not usually when I have a camera handy. I was doubly happy this time.

    He is, I agree, +Ursula Klepper – thank you.

    Thanks such a lot, fellow birder, +Becky Humphreys 😀

    I have one on the way, Andy! Let me know when it arrives +Andrew Knowlton – I couldn't get Fedex to take him, so had to send him under his own steam. 😀

    Thanks such a lot +Heiko Mahr 

    +Lutherking Etugengolle – I'm glad you like it.

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  2. Aww! +Ellie Kennard, you're so awesome! 🙂 This is a great example of that moustache! Apparently, the red also extends down lower on his forehead from the crest on a male as well, but unless you get a great close up like this one, the moustache is an easier identifier. Go, Ellie, go!

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