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Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-10
Categories: Birds
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
Viewed: 3529
Points: 4
[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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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-12 10:28]

hi yves,
very nice picture, of this wood pecker. nice details
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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-09-13 7:32]

Hola Yves: Que buena foto de esta maravillosa especie, muy buenos detalles del ave en su medio ambiente...saludos.

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