|Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev)
|Date Taken: 2009-09-10|
|Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 70-200 f/4L|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-12 9:10|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America. Adults are mainly black on the upper parts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above the eye and one below. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head.|
Downy Woodpeckers forage on trees, picking the bark surface in summer and digging deeper in winter. They mainly eat insects, also seeds and berries.
This one for some reason found a fence pole an interesting place to look for its favorite food.
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