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Downy Woodpecker

Dryobates pubescens


Smallest North American woodpecker. Mainly black on the upper-parts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above the eye and one below. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head whereas juvenile birds display a red cap.


North America, specimen photographed in central Georgia.


Canon 80D, Tamron 150-600mm lens

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Macon, Georgia, USA

Lat: 32.90, Long: -83.74

Spotted on Mar 16, 2020
Submitted on Mar 18, 2020

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