downy woodpecker

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Related to Picoides pubescens: Picoides villosus, Eurypyga helias

downy woodpecker

n.
A North American woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) having a small bill and black wings with white spots.

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n.
a small black-and-white North American woodpecker, Picoides pubescens: males have a red head patch.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downy woodpecker - small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small billdowny woodpecker - small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small bill
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
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Species Common Name Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Species Bluebell Bohm Sweet William Archilochus colubris 0.
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