Sounds of the Pileated Woodpecker
Shortcut: cuk cuk...cuk...cuk...cuk...cuk
Song: Loud and sharp call delivered at irregular speed: cuk cuk...cuk...cuk...cuk.
Call: The outburst of loud and variable notes are somtimes compared to a Flicker. Drumming is usually loud and lower in pitch than that of smaller woodpeckers.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.