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Cherie Mathison

Pleasant Township, Cass, North Dakota, USA


We have been glimpsing this female leucistic Pileated Woodpecker on our farmstead since January. She seems to be sticking around. Today, she patiently hopped about a tree just outside our old, wavy, frosty windows so we could take a number of bad photos. It’s still winter here, but the birds are starting to display a little Spring behavior. She could be the offspring of some nesting “normal” Pileated woodpeckers we have nearby, or she could possibly looking for a mate, as we have only ever seen her alone so far.


Leucistic birds

Leucistic Pileated Woodpecker

a rare leucistic Pileated Woodpecker in our front yard, on a very cold, windy day in rural Cass Co., ND

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