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Downy Woodpecker

Length: 7.5 inches Song: pik or pick.
Wingspan: 11-12 inches Behavior: Drum on dead limbs or tree trunks. Eats mostly insects, larvae and eggs. And sometimes seeds, nuts, berries, spiders, and snails.
Weight: 1.0 ounces Breeding: Monogamous
Habitat: snag, deciduous, forest edge. Population: They are commonly found almost anywhere where there are trees.
Migration: Nonmigratory Feeders: Suet, peanut butter, sunflower seeds and bread..
Appearance: White face, white under parts, black wings with white spotting, and short stubby black bill.
Interesting Facts: They are from the picidae family. The nests can be found by conifers.

Compiled by Charlotte, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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