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Downy Woodpecker (male)

Picoides pubescens

Description:

The smallest woodpecker in North America. Males are characterized by the red cap. Very similar to Picoides villosus, the Hairy Woodpecker, which is notably larger.

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2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you very much, Debra and Jerry! Your comments mean a lot! Funny you say that, Jerry, because I found my first P. villosus as well this year!

DebraKuonMerchant
DebraKuonMerchant 8 years ago

This is a lovely photo of this very handsome fellow.

Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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