downy woodpecker definition

  • noun:
    • A black and white North American woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) having an excellent white as well as a small costs.
    • a little black and white ladder-backed woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) of Central and Eastern U. S. and Canada. It highly resembles the hairy woodpecker, but is smaller (6 1/2"), in contrast to about 9-1/2" when it comes to hairy. it's quite common in residential district backyards.
    • small North American woodpecker with black-and-white plumage and a tiny bill

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