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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

Does anyone think this might be a Downy Woodpecker rather than a Hairy? Medium size woodpecker. Female, black and white. White breast and back. Striped head.

Habitat:

Woodland area near stands of dead trees

Notes:

Some confusion as to whether this is a Downy or Hairy Woodpecker.

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7 Comments

I think I agree with Downy - http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBi... this one seems to have a shorter beak

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

These guys can be be so hard to tell at times. I am leaning towards Downy.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/downy...
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hairy...

Having a discussion with my husband.What do you think? Downy or Hairy Woodpecker?

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 8 years ago

Nice series!

Thanks, she's been a regular visitor to our feeder for days now.

eleanorbidwell
eleanorbidwell 8 years ago

That is really cool!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Nice series!

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Apr 3, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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