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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens


A small (smallest in North America), quick-moving woodpecker with a little red cap on the head. Females lack the splash of colour on their head.


Found in forested areas throughout North America. Spotted close to the Humber River.


Looks a lot like the Hairy Woodpecker, but are actually not even related.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013


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