Downy Woodpecker
Dryobates pubescens

f4 @ 1/3200s, ISO:2500, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Downy Woodpecker," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The downy woodpecker is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America.Adult downy woodpeckers are the smallest of North America's woodpeckers but there are many smaller species elsewhere, especially the piculets. The total length of the species ranges from 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) and the wingspan from 25 to 31 cm (9.8 to 12.2 in). Body mass ranges from 20 to 33 g (0.71 to 1.16 oz). Standard measurements are as follows: the wing chord is 8.510 cm (3.33.9 in), the tail is 46 cm (1.62.4 in), the bill is 11.8 cm (0.390.71 in) and the tarsus is 1.11.7 cm (0.430.67 in). The downy woodpecker is mainly black on the upperparts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above the eye and one below. They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head whereas juvenile birds display a red cap.
Anchor Point, Alaska
 
03/13/2015