downy woodpecker

NOUN
  1. small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small bill
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  • Downy Woodpeckers form monogamous breeding pairs in late winter.
  • Stingless bees can mummify invading beetles in resin scientists have found that stingless bees are not easy targets for predators, as they can mummify invading parasitic beetles in The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated: 12/21/2009 12: 27: 04 PM MST Downy woodpecker by Paul Higgins Picoides pubescens The downy is the smallest and most widespread of American Medlogs - Recent stories
  • In fall you'll see Northern flickers, herons, kingfishers, downy woodpeckers, and lots of ducks (common goldeneyes, mallards, mergansers).
  • Besides a Downy Woodpecker here and a Tufted Titmouse there, avifauna was all but absent.
  • Insects, especially beetles and ants, are the main food of Downy Woodpeckers.
  • Compare this bird with the red-headed woodpecker that has a black back, and large white patches on the wings, and the hairy and downy woodpeckers that have a long white stripe down the middle of the back. Mystery bird: red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
  • Downy Woodpeckers piped softly in the woods, and a flicker yelped once or twice.
  • The budding trees also offered Tufted Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, and Downy Woodpecker.
  • I heard small chirps and peeps almost as soon as I stepped to the marsh's edge, but it required my vigilance to finally see what I'd been hearing - a Downy Woodpecker.
  • The male has red only on the back of its head. the smaller downy woodpecker is black with a distinctive white patch in the middle of its back, white underparts, no white streaks on its crown, and its black malar and eye stripes don't merge. Mystery bird: Ladder-backed woodpecker, Picoides scalaris | @GrrlScientist
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