This Downy woodpecker is pecking away at a strangler fig tree. This woodpecker resembles the hairy woodpecker, but definitely has the markings of a Downy woodpecker.
The Hairy Woodpecker is very small at around 5″ tall. This is a Hairy Woodpecker in a seagrape tree. The hairy woodpecker looks very similar to a downy woodpecker except for a couple of key traits.
This is a short video of a Pileated Woodpecker pecking on a pine tree. The pecking sound is very loud due to his giant size. They are sighted often here in SW Florida and are seen many times in pairs. The Pileated Woodpecker sound is very distinct and can be heard from a great distance. These woodpeckers are very large, and will shower tree bark as they are hunting for food.
Video of red bellied woodpeckers in Southwest Florida. Red bellied woodpeckers are common in Southwest Florida and have a very distinctive call. This call is similar to the pileated woodpecker, but a little softer. You can hear them calling back and forth to each other in the trees.
This is a short video/slideshow of a Pileated Woodpecker. The Sound of a Pileated Woodpecker is very distinct and can be heard for a great distance. This is one of the largest types of woodpeckers. They make a lot of noise when pecking on a tree and can usually be heard off in the distance pecking away. The tree bark will often shower to the ground with the onlooker wondering what is up there causing all this disturbance.
What is interesting is when you hear a Pileated woodpecker call and then you can hear another one in the distance call, then another one even further out.