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VIDEO: Downy Woodpecker, Juvenile Male July 6, 2011

This cute little guy is a downy woodpecker fledgling. He’s been watching his Mom and Dad use this feeder to nourish him. Seems he’s trying to figure this out for himself. Watch as he pecks at it and calls for his parents. He’s not too sure he wants to venture to the underside like they do!

What types of woodpeckers visit your yard?

Downy woodpecker facts:

  • Smallest woodpecker in North America

    downy woodpecker | | paula bonelli

    downy woodpecker

  • Found in most of U.S. except the southwest
  • Weighs just 0.7 to 1.0 ounces
  • Common feeder birds, eating suet and black oil sunflower seeds and occasionally drinking from hummingbird feeders
  • Oldest known woodpecker lived 11 years, 11 months (glad to know the ones I have hanging around will be with me for a long while!)
  • Listen to the song/call of this bird

Bird facts’ sources:,


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