Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens (Linnaeus, 1766)  Synonyms: DOWO.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Piciformes   >   Family Picidae   >   Genus Picoides   


Common year-round resident throughout the state.

There are 351 records in the project database.

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A male Downy Woodpecker on Sideling Hill, Washington Co., Maryland (10/3/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A female Downy Woodpecker foraging along a narrow cattail. Frederick Co., Maryland (4/22/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A male Downy Woodpecker foraging for prey items on cattails in Howard Co., Maryland (3/22/2014). Feeding on delicate plants like cattails can be used to distinguish from similar Hairy Woodpecker, which does not forage along thin twigs and cattails. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Downy Woodpecker in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/24/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A male Downy Woodpecker pecks apart a gall in Howard Co., Maryland (1/31/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Downy Woodpecker in Harford Co., Maryland (2/10/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Downy Woodpecker in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

A Downy Woodpecker on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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