Male Hairy and Female Downy Woodpeckers - November 16, 2014
We have 2 pair of Hairy Woodpeckers and 2 pair of Downys that visit our feeders regularly. However, it is very seldom I have an opportunity to get both species in the frame at once. Hairy Woodpeckers (upper right) are several inches taller than Downys. Their markings are the same; males have the red cap. Hairys always announce their arrival and departure while Downys are normally quiet.