pronunciation of pileated
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pronunciation of pileated

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jnish

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Is there a preferred pronunciation, pill- or pile- eated woodpecker?  I have heard both, but I would like to make sure that I pronounce the word properly.  (I took pictures of one yesterday at Heber Down).  My google search suggests that both are acceptable.  My Websters and Oxford both suggest that "pile" is correct.
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Both are acceptable according to this article with some other bird name pronunciations too: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/birdname.htm

/Thomas
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jnish

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Thank you for the link.  It also answered my question about the pronunciation of gyrfalcon!
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