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This third issue in the Birds of Canada series showcases the brightly-coloured plumage of the male downy. A distinctive dash of red distinguishes the smallest and most familiar of the 13 Canadian woodpecker species.
Chances are you'll hear the downy woodpecker before you see it. Its signature dat-dat-dat-dat sound is a sure sign that it's hammering a nearby tree with its strong chisel-shaped beak.
For more information on the downy woodpecker, visit the Hinterland Who's Who website at http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=39.