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Pileated Woodpecker

I am wondering if you could tell me what the lifespan is of the pileated woodpecker. We have had a pair on our property for the past eight years. I have been wondering if this could be the original pair or possibly the offspring.

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

Woodpeckers usually live longer than songbirds. If they survive their first year, and 80 percent of most birds do not, they may live in the wild for 8 to 12 years. The birds you are seeing now may be the original pair, but most likely are offspring of the original pair and other pairs that nested nearby.

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