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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens


Small with a short bill. black upperparts are checked with white on the wings, the head is boldly striped & the back has a broad white stripe down the centre. Males have a small red patch on the back of the head. The outer tail feathers are typically white with a few black spots.


Mixed woods next to a lake.


Britannia Conservation Area.

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Greg Shchepanek
Spotted by
Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 15, 2018
Submitted on Sep 16, 2018

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