Downy woodpecker

Explore stunning pictures and fascinating facts about the downy woodpecker. Learn about its habitat, behavior, and unique features. Discover how you can attract this amazing bird to your backyard.
Downy woodpecker - Picoides pubescens - is smaller in size and has a proportionately shorter beak than the Hairy woodpecker Colourful Birds, Downy Woodpecker, Bird Watcher, Backyard Birds, Bird Pictures, Exotic Birds, Pretty Birds, Bird Photo, Watercolor Bird

Downy Woodpecker...#4

February 2010 (Explore on Dec 19, 2011) Deep in the archives... I finally got around to editing some of these pictures taken at Fort Whyte... This Downy Woodpecker was quite photographic on this day, giving me a number of opportunities to get a decent shot... Please press "L" to see the larger lightbox version for more detail and contrast... 400mm - ISO 400 - F8 - 1/640th

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Vicki Roth
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The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests.

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