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.
PitterCol Yumbo, Colombia Feb 05, 2021
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.