Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

DOWO

Code 6

PICPUB

ITIS

HEAD

Downy Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Brown with yellow outer edge in young birds, adults with deep red iris.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black with red patch.
  • Forehead Color: Black and white
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Downy Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 17-18 cm (6.75-7 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black with white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Downy Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapidly beating wings., Undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Spotted
  • Upper Tail: Black with the three outer feathers white with black spots.
  • Under Tail: Black with the three outer feathers white with black spots.
  • Leg Color: Black
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