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downy woodpecker (male)

Picoides (Dryobates) pubescens

Description:

The downy woodpecker is the smallest North American woodpecker. This species is one of three woodpecker species visiting this backyard feeder so far this winter.

Habitat:

Backyard balcony suet feeder in residential neighborhood, Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Notes:

Snowy. Northern cardinal visible in background, especially in 2nd photo.

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Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Mar 4, 2015
Submitted on Mar 27, 2015

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