Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker (Scientific name - Picoides pubescent) is a small woodpecker that is found throughout North America. They range from Florida to Alaska. They are often seen at feeders or in parks. They can be distinguished from the Hairy Woodpecker in that they are smaller have a shorter bill.  They are mainly black and white with a boldly striped head and a white stripe down the back.  The males have a distinguishing red patch at the back of the head. Photos were taken in Abbotsford and Richmond, British Columbia between November 2014 and January 2015.



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