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Avian emblem: Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker was designated as the appropriate bird to represent the Ville de Mont-Tremblant following an initiative in which more than 400 citizens voted on which bird would be a suitable emblem.

The Downy Woodpecker does not migrate, but resides year-round in the territory of the Ville de Mont-Tremblant. It has a black and white striped head; the male also has a red patch at the back of his head. He’s the one we hear drumming, either to establish his territory, attract a mate or communicate with his fellows. He does his drumming on several “instruments”: hollow trees and branches, roof shingles, telephone poles, metal roofs and metal towers.