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Thanks for the replies on my Downy Woodpecker dilemma. I have been
enlightened. 😊
Dave Pierce
Wildwood, MO

On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Linda Williams <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Another thing to remember with juvenile/sub-adult *male* Downy WPs is the
> red color that extends onto the top of their heads rather than just the
> back of the head as in an adult.  That one threw me off years ago the first
> time I saw it!
>
> Linda Williams
> Liberty, MO
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> On Dec 3, 2016, at 8:32 AM, Edge Wade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Size (count the sections of suet feeder) clearly Downy in both.  John is
> correct: juvenile/sub-adult Downy with the extra barring.
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D. Pierce" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 4:42:48 PM
> Subject: Downy Woodpecker question
>
> Mobirders: Lately while watching birds coming to my suet feeder, I've
> noticed a different color pattern on the backs of two separate female
> Downys.
> One has a plain white middle of the back and also plain white outer tail
> feathers
> The other one has the middle of the back marked along with black on the
> outer tail feathers.
> Here are photos of the two birds in question:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/dpwagtail/30558493574/in/dateposted-public/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/dpwagtail/31010863920/in/dateposted-public/
>
> Can anyone explain why the difference in markings on the same species?
> The reference books all show female Downys with a plain white center on the
> back and also black markings on the outer tail feathers.
> Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,
> Dave Pierce
> Wildwood, MO.
>
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> D. Pierce
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