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Pileated Woodpecker Parents Regurgitating

7-3-19 pileated feeding 0U1A0222Nestling meals consist primarily of invertebrates. Adult Pileated Woodpeckers feed their young by regurgitation, inserting their bill quite far into the throats of their young as they deliver food to them. A visit can consist of one to three regurgitations per nestling. (Photo: adult male Pileated Woodpecker feeding male nestling)

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3 responses

  1. Alice Pratt

    Parents have to have a good aim!

    July 3, 2019 at 5:18 am

  2. Yum… I guess… (This is an amazing photo!)

    July 3, 2019 at 9:08 am

  3. Jean Harrison

    What an amazing photo. Congratulations, Mary.

    July 4, 2019 at 12:13 am

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