Downy Woodpecker

Native to the forests of North America, Picoides Pubescens, or Downy Woodpeckers, are insectivores that are typically rather small for woodpeckers

Downy Woodpeckers are small versions of the classic woodpecker. They have a straight, chisel-like bill, checkered back with white on the wings, and the head is boldly striped. Males tend to have a small red patch on the back of their heads. The bill tends to look smaller for the bird’s size than in other woodpeckers. Downy Woodpeckers mostly eat bugs like beetles, caterpillars and ants. They can also eat wild berries, acorns and grains.

Woodpeckers make lots of noise, both with their shrill whinnying call and by drumming on trees.


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