Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Downy Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens
Location: Feeders, house, trees
The smallest and most common American woodpecker, the Downy Woodpecker is found throughout most of North America from Alaska to Florida. It lives in a variety of habitats from wilderness forests to urban backyards, and comes readily to bird feeders.
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Genus: Picoides (woodpeckers)
Family: Picidae (near-passerine birds.)
Order: Piciformes (arboreal birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)