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

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Common year-round resident throughout the state.

There are 1,782 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 Downy Woodpecker in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/5/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

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

Downy Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/20/2022). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Downy Woodpecker in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/21/2019). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A male Downy Woodpecker in Frederick Co., Maryland (3/30/2022). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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 Carroll Co., Maryland (4/24/2013). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

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

Downy Woodpecker in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/16/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (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)

Downy Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/25/2023). (c) Jaroslav Holly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hollyjaro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A female Downy Woodpecker in flight in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/20/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Downy Woodpecker in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/9/2023). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Downy Woodpecker (right) with male Hairy Woodpecker (left) in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Downy Woodpecker in Washington Co., Maryland (5/24/2016). (c) Ken Rosenthal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ken Rosenthal via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Downy Woodpecker in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Downy Woodpecker in Somerset Co., Maryland (//). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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