Pleated Woodpecker

Here’s yet another Copic markers illustration; I’m on a bit of a roll. Have you ever heard of the Pleated Woodpecker? If not, you’re in for a treat!

1️⃣ This remarkable bird is a medium-sized bird, measuring around 25-30 cm in length.
2️⃣ They are found in Central and South America, living in dense, humid forests.
3️⃣ Their distinctive plumage features intricate black and white patterns, making them one of the most striking woodpeckers in the world.
4️⃣ Unlike other woodpeckers, they don’t have a typical undulating flight pattern, and instead, fly straight and strong.
5️⃣ They have a unique drumming sound, which is a series of sharp, fast knocks followed by a long, low-pitched drumming.

6️⃣ Pleated Woodpeckers are monogamous and mate for life.
7️⃣ They build their nests in tree cavities, using their strong bills to excavate the wood.
8️⃣ These birds primarily feed on insects and larvae found in dead or decaying trees.
9️⃣ The conservation status of Pleated Woodpeckers is currently considered to be of “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
🔟 Unfortunately, however, habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation and land use changes are still a significant threat to their populations.

Let me know what you think about this illustration in the comments below, and also let me know if there are any particular at-risk or endangered birds, animals, insects, etc. you’d like me to illustrate. ☺

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