Downy or Hairy???

 I read an article by Rhiannon L. Crain on the differences of 2 types of woodpeckers, the downy and hairy.

Part of the article is featured below:

“……Downy and hairy woodpeckers have similar coloration and behavior. But there are two big differences that separate them.

 How to identify them: This is where things get tricky. Downy and hairy woodpeckers have similar black-and-white banding on the wings, a large patch of white down the back and two white stripes on the sides of the head. In males, these stripes on the head are accompanied by large, flashy patches of red, while the females have just the black-and-white patterning.

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