Downy Woodpecker Photos - Male



The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is a cute little woodpecker that loves suet feeders and even sunflower seeds. A common sight at many backyard feeders, it is around 9.5" long with a short beak, white body, and black wings with white stripes. The male has a dot of red on the back of his head.

Here are some photos of male downy woodpeckers.

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This last one was sleeping at this spot for at least 20 minutes :)



Downy Woodpecker Photos - Female

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