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downy woodpecker Syllabification: down·y wood·peck·er

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Definition of downy woodpecker in English:

noun

A widespread small North American woodpecker with a short bill, black and white plumage, and (on the male) a red patch on the back of the head.
  • Picoides pubescens, family Picidae

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