downy woodpecker

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Related to downy woodpecker: European Starling, Ivory Billed Woodpecker
  • noun

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small North American woodpecker with black and white plumage and a small bill

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Information exploitation by Downy Woodpeckers in mixed-species flocks.
Allarm calling by Downy Woodpeckers in mixed-species flocks.
An experimental analysis of sex-specific foraging in the Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens.
A quantitative study of the foraging ecology of Downy Woodpeckers.
Non-random orientation of cavity entrances away from prevailing winds was also established for woodpeckers as a group (Conner 1975, 1977; Stauffer and Best 1982) and Downy Woodpeckers using artificial snags (Peterson and Grubb 1983, Petit et al.
2) for Downy Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatches, and House Sparrows.
At Willamette Heights Park, for example, mourning doves, red-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpeckers and Steller's jays congregate.
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).
Detections of hairy and downy woodpeckers were 350% higher (0.
He drew white-crowned sparrows and downy woodpeckers and learned how to add life to his bird eyeballs and bring texture to his bird feathers.
3) A pair of downy woodpeckers sit in a neighbor's tree.
As green vanquishes gray, phoebes, flickers, white-throated sparrows and song sparrows are singing passionately, while downy woodpeckers telegraph their Morse code love notes on any resonant wood they can drum.
Also, 1,418 ring-billed gulls; 102 herring gulls; one Iceland gull; 21 great black-backed gulls; 295 rock doves (pigeons); 236 mourning doves; 12 eastern screech owls, a new high; 11 great horned owls; two barred owls; one northern saw-whet owl; five belted kingfishers; 38 red-bellied woodpeckers, a record; one yellow-bellied sapsucker; 188 downy woodpeckers, a new high; 38 hairy woodpeckers, a new mark; nine northern flickers; five pileated woodpeckers, equaling the record; 792 blue jays; 1,192 American crows, and two common ravens.
Among the larger numbers recorded this year - along with the evening grosbeaks, pine grosbeaks and common redpolls - were 731 house sparrows, 689 rock (Dove) pigeons, 533 dark-eyed juncos, 508 cedar waxwings, 478 starlings, 462 American tree sparrows, 396 American crows, 383 tufted titmouse, 326 American goldfinches, 275 mourning doves, 252 snow buntings, 230 wild turkeys, 217 black-capped chickadees, 204 white-breasted nuthatches, 126 northern cardinals, 131 downy woodpeckers, 111 common ravens and 101 blue jays.
Central Park: Frederick Law Olmsted's famous design is home to migrating warblers, downy woodpeckers, and catbirds.