piculets. The total length of the species ranges from 14 to 18 cm (5.5 to 7.1 in) and the wingspan from 25 to 31 cm (9.8 to 12.2 in).
The downy woodpecker is virtually identical in plumage pattern to the much larger hairy woodpecker,
but it can be distinguished from the hairy by the presence of black
spots on its white tail feathers and the length of its bill. The downy
woodpecker's bill is shorter than its head, whereas the hairy
woodpecker's bill is approximately equal to head length.
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