Downy Woodpecker – 5/10/20

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 5/10/20

Observation Time: 1:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Downy Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dryobates pubescens

Comments:  “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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