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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