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Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 11:18
Viewed: 3780
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The smallest and most common American woodpecker, the Downy Woodpecker is found throughout most of North America from Alaska to Florida. It lives in a variety of habitats from wilderness forests to urban backyards, and comes readily to bird feeders.


Small woodpecker.
Black and white plumage.
Plain white back.
Small, pointed bill.
Size: 14-17 cm (6-7 in)
Wingspan: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
Weight: 21-28 g (0.74-0.99 ounces)
Sex Differences

Male with red patch on back of head, female with black patch.

Guess I got the male.


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Hi Liezel
Nice shot of this little woodpecker with good details and composition.

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