Downy Woodpecker

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  (Picoides pubescens)

Interesting fact(s):  This is the smallest woodpecker in North America.

Because of its small size, the Downy can drill cavities in dead trees or limbs that measure as little as 10 centimeters (4 inches) around. This means that it can live in a wider range of habitat than can larger woodpeckers.

Additional Information:  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/177/overview/Downy_Woodpecker.aspx

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