Saturday, March 29, 2008

Downy Woodpecker

Saw a little downy woodpecker in the tree in our front yard this evening. Never noticed him before.
Here is what I found out about him
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 and below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head.