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Photographer: GTM NERR
The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America. It is common across most of North America north of Mexico except for the Southwest, with a range extending from Alaska and most of Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Downy Woodpeckers winter throughout most of the breeding range. They are found in deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous woodland, riparian woodland, second growth, parks, orchards, and suburbs. Downy woodpeckers are common visitors to bird feeders. (Confer and Paicos 1985; Kaufman 1996; AOU 1998; Dunn and Alderfer 2011.) © Leo Shapiro. Supplier: Leo Shapiro.