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Downey Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens


Black and white woodpecker. Similar to the Hairy Woodpecker. The Downy smaller size, has a shorter bill and the white outer tail feathers are barred underneath which gives the appearance it is spotted. White back and black wings with spotted bars. The Pacific version has a dirtier white.


Open forests


Spotted with a pair of Nutall's Woodpecker

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Concord, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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