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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

The downy woodpecker is a small woodpecker often mistaken with the Hairy woodpecker. It is about 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) in length.

Habitat:

It lives in woodland areas and can be seen in backyards and on trees in many parts of the United States.

Notes:

This one in particular was a female. This can be noticed by the lack of a red cap in the back part of the head which males have.

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1 Comment

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Nice series iansboyd8 - Welcome to Project Noah!

Ian B
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Ian B

Shawnee, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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