Downy Woodpecker – 5/5/18

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/5/18

Observation Time: 7:20 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Downy Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dendrocopos pubescens

Comments: Dendrocopos means “tree dagger” and “pubescens” refers to its downy hairs of puberty compared to those of the Hairy woodpecker, D. villosus.[The Dictionary of American Bird Names by Ernest A. Choate]

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