Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
- HABITAT - The Downy Woodpecker lives in variety of wooded areas across its range, in the northern mixed forests and in the deciduous forests farther south, in woodlots and parks, in orchards, city parks and neighbourhoods.
- DIET - Insects are the main part of the Downy Woodpeckers diet, Their diet also consists of berries, grains, and acorns, which are larger components in the winter, compared to the summer. They are one of the more likely woodpeckers to appear at a feeder as they do enjoy suet, sunflower seeds and peanuts.
- FACTS - As the smallest North American woodpecker, the Downy can drill cavities in dead trees or limbs that measure as little as 10 cm around. This means that it can live in a wider range of habitat than the larger woodpeckers, which require bigger trees in which to create their nests.