Woodpecker Identification

Levittown, PA

I have always had a great deal of difficulty differentiating Downy Woodpeckers and Hairy Woodpeckers. I have six photos that show one or the other and could use help in identifying if it is a Downy or a Hairy in each of the pictures. This message has five of the pictures.

Mikereyno

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Levittown, PA

Here is the sixth photo. All of these shots were taken north of Trenton, NJ about half a mile east of the Delaware River.

Mikereyno

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Yumbo, Colombia

All of the images are of a Downy Woodpecker. The best clue apart from the smaller beak is the tail dots. Hairy doesn't have those.

Levittown, PA

Thanks PitterCol!

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