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Downy Woodpecker (male)

Picoides pubescens


A spunky woodpecker characterized by a stark red patch on the back of the head and white polka dots on black wings, the Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in Eastern North America. Similar species include Sphyrapicus varius and Picoides villosus.


Mixed deciduous/coniferous forests.

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Thank you very much Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice series, Jacob. Love these little birds!

Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012

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