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Paula Thomas

Burlington VT


I think this is a female Hairy Woodpecker ~ lacks red spot.



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Species: Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

2 responses to “Hairy Woodpecker”

  1. Holly Grant, Project Assistant says:

    Hi Paula, this is a Downy Woodpecker. Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers are hard to tell apart, but this webpage from FeederWatch may help you spot the differences easier. Your bird in particular has a short bill compared to the length of the head and spotted undertail feathers which both point to a Downy Woodpecker.

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