Downy woodpecker

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Downy woodpecker
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dryobates
D. pubescens
Binomial name
Dryobates pubescens
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Approximate distribution map
  • Picus pubescens Linnaeus, 1766
  • Picoides pubescens (Linnaeus, 1766)

The downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) is a species of woodpecker. It is the smallest in North America.

Subspecies[change | change source]

Seven subspecies are recognized:

  • D. p. glacialis (Grinnell, 1910) – southeast Alaska
  • D. p. medianus (Swainson, 1832) – central Alaska to east Canada and central and east USA
  • D. p. fumidus (Maynard, 1889) – southwest Canada and west Washington
  • D. p. gairdnerii (Audubon, 1839) – west Oregon to northwest California
  • D. p. turati (Malherbe, 1860) – central Washington to central California
  • D. p. leucurus (Hartlaub, 1852) – Rocky Mountains (southeast Alaska to southwest USA)
  • D. p. pubescens (Linnaeus, 1766) – southeast USA

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Dryobates pubescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22681155A92894756. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22681155A92894756.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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