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Downy Woodpecker ♂

Picoides pubescens


The smallest woodpecker in North America, common and widespread, although it avoids the arid southwest. In the east this is the most familiar member of the family, readily entering towns and city parks, coming to backyard bird feeders. It's small size makes it versatile, and it may forage on weed stalks as well as in large trees. In winter it often joins roving mixed flocks of chickadees, nuthatchs, and other birds in the woods.


Feeder on edge of field.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

adorable birds! we get them fairly often

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Lovely spotting and photo Fyn

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Very nice

KrantiAzad 8 years ago

very nice !

Fyn Kynd
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Fyn Kynd

Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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