downy woodpecker

a small, North American woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, having black and white plumage.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Now comes a sonic burst, as a downy woodpecker drills into a nearby trunk.
One of the best times to see the downy woodpecker is in the winter when the
  leaves are off the trees.
For instance, the larger hairy woodpecker excavates nest cavities in live wood
  while the downy woodpecker prefers dead wood.
Common woodpecker predators include the three-toed woodpecker, hairy
  woodpecker, and downy woodpecker.
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