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Downy Woodpecker
Picidae
Picoides pubescens
Type: Bird

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Location / Where this Creature is found:

Found in Utah

Description

Black and white with a red patch on the top of the head. White spots on black wings.

General information about Downy Woodpecker :

Could be a Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus.
Only the male has the red tuft of hair on it's head.
It is virtually identical in plumage pattern to the much larger Hairy Woodpecker, but it can be distinguished from the Hairy Woodpecker by the presence of black spots on its white tail feathers.
They nest in a tree cavity excavated by the nesting pair in a dead tree or limb. Downy Woodpeckers roost in tree cavities in the winter.

They mainly eat insects, also seeds and berries. In winter, especially, Downy Woodpeckers can often be found in treed suburban backyards and will feed on suet at birdfeeders.




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