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Downy Woodpecker – Female

Picoides pubescens


Small woodpecker, approximately 6 inches long; back checkered black and white with white on the wings and a white stripe down the center of the back; head has solid black and white stripes. Female has no red color; male has a red patch on the back of the head.


Feeding at log feeder. Lives in mixed hardwood/pine forest.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Feb 26, 2016
Submitted on Feb 26, 2016

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