Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens

Length 5.9-6.7 in (15.0-17.0 cm)
Weight 0.7-1.1 oz (20.7-32.2 g)
Clutch Size 3-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest Woodpecker. They are similar to the Hairy Woodpecker, but the bill is shorter and thinner. Like the Hairy Woodpecker, they are permanent residents through much of North America. They nest in tree cavities that they excavate.

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