Dinky Downy, Huge Hairy – the easy way to learn the difference between the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker for beginner birders.  The downy is smaller…smaller beak.  Also has a descending call while the Hairy has an ascending call.

This bird in the photo happens to truly be a dinky downy as it is a fledgling.

Downy Woodpecker Gripping onto Tree

 

Baby Downy Woodpecker

 

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