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Downy woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

The downy woodpecker is mainly black on the upperparts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above the eye and one below. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head whereas juvenile birds display a red cap. The total length of the species ranges from 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) and the wingspan from 25 to 31 cm (9.8 to 12.2 in).

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CallieaGimbel
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CallieaGimbel

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Oct 7, 2014
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014

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