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These tiny woodpeckers were seen in my neighborhood in the past several days.  I have seen both a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (only male shown here), and a pair of Downy Woodpeckers.  The male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has a red throat and a red patch on the top of its head.

The male Downy has that small bright red spot on its head while the female Downy does not.  The Sapsuckers also have some light brown back feathers that change to more of the black and white barring as they age.  I hope you’ll enjoy seeing these smaller woodpeckers.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "It’s Small Woodpecker Wednesday" (3)

  1. Great photos of the little woodpeckers… We don’t have the sapsuckers here –but we have plenty of Downys…

    Minus 6 on our deck at 6 am. We got 2 inches of snow yesterday–but it was the dry kind.. Not terribly pretty… BUT today the sun is out –and hopefully, tomorrow we’ll begin to thaw here.. Been a horrible January.

    Stay warm down there.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

  2. great sapsucker shots! they’re so cool.

  3. Cool sighting of the Sapsucker and I love the Downy woodies. They are both great birds! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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