D. pileatus Negative Footprint measures 2.36 inches. D. pileatus Negative Footprint is made of polyurethane resin in the USA. Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker is a large, mostly black woodpecker native to North America. Pileated woodpeckers are mainly black with a red crest, and have a white line down the sides of the throat.

An insectivore, it inhabits deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific Coast.

The D. pileatus or pileated woodpecker’s breeding habitat is forested areas across Canada, the eastern United States, and parts of the Pacific Coast.

This bird favors mature forests and heavily wooded parks. They specifically prefer mesic habitats with large, mature hardwood trees, often being found in large tracts of forest.

They also inhabit smaller woodlots as long as they have a scattering of tall trees. Efforts to restore woodland by removing invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn seem to benefit them.

From 1966 to 2015 the population of D. pileatus or pileated woodpecker has, on average, increased by greater than 1.5% per year throughout the northeastern U.S., the Maritimes, the Ohio River Valley, and around the Great Lakes.

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