Downy Woodpecker – 4/15/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/15/20

Observation Time: 2:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Conservation land near Sandy Ridge Circle

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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