Do not get between a Pileated Woodpecker and its food living inside a dead tree.

In this case, the food is a wood-boring beetle larvae.

And the dead tree is a South Florida Slash Pine.

Watch a master forager of dead trees at work.

Fire resistant pine bark is no match for the powerful chisel and body of a determined male Pileated Woodpecker with flaming red crest.

Snags are alive with animals big and small.

Let dead trees (i.e., snags) be in the forest.

 

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