|Common Name:||Woodpecker, Downy|
|Scientific Name:||Picoides pubescens |
|Area:||Audubon Nature Reserve - Salem, Oregon|
|Date:|| April 1, 2015|
Downy Woodpeckers are the smallest of the Woodpecker Family. They look very similar to the Hairy Woodpecker so you have to look very closely. The Downy is smaller with a much smaller bill in proportion to the body. A male is shown in the upper photo with the bright red patch. A female is in the second photo with out the red patch.
San Lorenzo Park - King City, California - - - November 29, 2010
|Reference:||The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America / The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birdsby Udvardy||