The Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) is a bird in the Picidae famiy of woodpeckers.
The Downy Woodpecker is mainly black on the upperparts and wings, with a white back, throat, and belly. It has white spots on its wings. There is one white bar above the eye and one white bar below the eye. It has a black tail with white outer feathers that have black bars. It has a strong, grey beak. The adult male has a red patch on the back of its head. The male and female juveniles have a red cap.
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What is a group of woodpeckers called?
A group of woodpeckers is called a descent of woodpeckers.
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Why do woodpeckers peck?
The Woodpecker is a tree-climbing bird with a strong beak.
It lives in forests. It pecks at the bark of a tree to find its food, such as insects and insect larvae. It has a long tongue to catch insects. It also pecks on the tree to communicate with other Woodpeckers.
Wood-pecking is hard work. To ensure that it has enough energy, the Woodpecker needs to eat regularly. Scientists think that it can eat 1,000-2,000 insects a day.
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The Nubian Woodpecker (Campethera nubica nubica) is a medium-sized bird in the Picidae family of woodpeckers.
The Nubian Woodpecker has a black crown that has many white spots. The male has a bright red forehead to the back of the neck. The female has a red patch only on the nape (her forehead is spotted). It has a long black beak.
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