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!
Nesting Habits of the Downy Woodpecker
A Downy Woodpecker does not build an actual nest, instead preferring to nest in the holes of trees.
The female Downy Woodpecker lays 3-8 white eggs which she will incubate for about 12 days. The fledglings will leave the nest in about 18-21 days afterward, to go out on their own.
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