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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

One of the smallest woodpeckers in North America. These two specimens were roughly 6-7" from head to tail.

Notes:

The photos above are actually of two different specimens. The first and last photos are a female, and in the second photo you can just make out the red patch on the back of the male's head.

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3 Comments

Tyann
Tyann 7 years ago

*edit* - after some research and photo comparing, I think you're right Karen, it's a Downy.

Tyann
Tyann 7 years ago

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. I first posted it as a Downy, however the feathers around the base of the beak seem more apropro to the Hairy....i'll have to double check on that one....

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

Hairy or Downy? Downies are smaller than Hairies.

Tyann
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Tyann

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Dec 10, 2012
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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