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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During Trial l, no significant differences in bird abundance were observed among the three small-seed varieties with five species having > 30 observations: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens, N = 106), Black-capped Chickadee (N = 63), House Finch (N = 81), American Goldfinch (N = 691), and House Sparrow (N = 45).
Downy woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens) can excavate a complete cavity in two weeks, whereas hairy woodpeckers (Picoides villosus) can take up to four weeks (Kilham 1983).
Twelve species present in the unburned site were absent in the burned, including: Kentucky Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe), American Red start (Setophaga ruticulla), Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Hairy Woodpecker (P.
Data on wing length in the downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) (James 1970) show a cline whose slope is near one when standardized by the size of its range.
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 0.60 2.55 0.39 Chaetura pelagica 0.00 1.70 0.00 Coccyzus americanus 0.90 0.68 0.46 Colaptes auratus 0.45 1.36 0.15 Dryocopus pileatus 0.30 0.85 0.46 Melanerpes carolinus 1.35 2.55 2.16 Meleagris gallopavo 0.00 0.00 0.15 Picoides pubescens 3.15 3.90 2.08 Picoides villosus 0.75 2.21 0.85 Table 6.