National Geographic : 1945 Jun
He Is an Avian Carpenter's Kit With a head like a hammer and bill like a chisel, feet like pincers, and prop tail, the Woodpeckers lead a highly specialized existence. This is a male Downy Woodpecker, found throughout the United States and Canada. Its barred outer tail feathers are concealed. The female lacks the red cockade. Larger Double of the Downy Isthe Hairy Woodpecker Though the two species resemble each other almost feather forfeather, the Hairy, less common and usually wilder, hasalonger billand noblack bars on the white outer tail feathers.Except inthefarnorth, neither strays farfrom the locality where it was raised.