Aled Pico

Aled Pico is a migrant resident of Newfoundland. He was previously a resident of Vinátta.

Aled Pico

by Donald L. Malick



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Date of Birth

23 April 2011




Birth place



Downy Woodpecker


Pack Vinátta
Rank Resident

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Coloration
    2.   1.2  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Demeanor
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Key Relations
    2.   3.2  Minor Relations
  4.   4.  Interaction
    1.   4.1  Residence
    2.   4.2  Abilities
  5.   5.  History
    1.   5.1  Timeline

1.  Appearance

Aled is about six inches in length, eleven inches from wingtip to wingtip. He is in his final juvenile molt, lacking the characteristic red on his crest that denotes adult male downy woodpeckers.

When viewed from above there are a few lines of white dots upon the outer coverts and primaries/secondaries, white scapulars, and white dots lining the area above the black trailing edge of the tail feathers. Similarly when viewed from below he can be seen as having a white chest, white and black alternating bands upon the primaries and secondaries, and black lines lining the area above the trailing edge of the white tail feathers. Finally his head and crest have alternating white/black stripes with dark brown eyes and a black beak.

1.1  Coloration

  • Feathers: Zeus (#1F1C19), and Swiss Coffee (#E3E0DE)
  • Eyes: Saddle(#4C3424).

1.2  Other


  • None at present

2.  Personality

A small but adventurous avian.

Aled has made it this far from home through a mixture of curiosity and optimism that is tempered with the animal wisdom that, "If something happens twice, it's a law of nature."

2.1  Demeanor


  • Curious, if something interesting or unusual is happening he'll be overhead.
  • Cautious of just about anything bigger than him.


  • Fears: Being eaten, Having no place to roost
  • Motivations: Curiosity, Food
  • Traits: Skittish, Inquisitive

2.2  Ideals


Food, Learning


Undeveloped at Present




Makes generous use of taping for tree sap to aid in gathering insects and the occasional drink.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Key Relations

  • None at present.

3.2  Minor Relations

4.  Interaction

  • Speech: A pitched chittering, with occasional accents by pecking wood.
  • Scent: Jack Pine and tree sap.

4.1  Residence

4.2  Abilities


  • Flight


  • Unskilled and extremely small.

5.  History

Briefly raised in the spring season of 2011 amongst a clutch of four in what was once known as Quebec. As his first juvenile molt set in he left the family hollow to start searching for a territory of his own.

Throughout the year he has followed the St. Lawrence River eastward. Hearing tales of a place that was relatively warm throughout the winter and cooler in the summer across a body of water, he made his way from the mainland to what used to be known as Nova Scotia. Since arriving on the island he's made acquaintance of a yellow-bellied sapsucker who shared his hollow and taught Aled some basic knowledge of the island.

5.1  Timeline


  • 02 January: Arrived in 'Souls.
  • 05 January: Arrived in Vinátta.