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Downey Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely outsizing them. An often acrobatic forager, this black-and-white woodpecker is at home on tiny branches or balancing on slender plant galls, sycamore seed balls, and suet feeders. Downies and their larger lookalike, the Hairy Woodpecker, are one of the first identification challenges that beginning bird watchers master.

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2 Comments

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 7 years ago

Hey, thanks! These fellows don't like to pose, so I took my movie camera and tried to follow the little fellow the best I could and then took a couple of frames out using Corel Videostudio. Long way around the block - but fun!

tomato.glasgow
tomato.glasgow 7 years ago

Nice photo

JimJohnson2
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JimJohnson2

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Nov 30, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013

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