Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest and most prevalent woodpecker in North America. It only reaches a length of 6-7 inches - quite small by woodpecker standards!

The unmistakable sound of the Downy Woodpecker can be heard as it taps into trees and weed stems searching for some of its favorite foods which include a variety of insects!

 
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Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Downy Woodpecker

The unmistakable sound of the Downy Woodpecker can be heard as it taps into trees in search of its favorite foods including insects, particularly the gall fly, as well as sap, seeds and fruits.

With the Downy Woodpecker being a smaller member of the Woodpecker family, it can attach itself to weed stems to gather insects and larvae. The Downy Woodpecker will also happily feast at bird feeders.

 

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