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Dryocopus pileatus...

Dryocopus pileatus...

Generally speaking, this species is resident wherever found. Some of the earlier naturalists supposed that it retired in winter from the more northerly parts of its range, but none affords any evidence.
It is true that, after the nesting season has passed, and throughout the fall and winter, the birds wander and appear in areas where at other seasons are unknown, and it may be that early naturalists were basing their reports upon such seasonal disappearances.

M. Williams