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Downy Woodpeckers are the smallest North American woodpecker. These diminutive birds have body lengths up to 7 inches and wingspans up to 12 inches. Downy Woodpeckers have black colorations along their upperparts and wings in addition to a white back, throat and belly. Downy Woodpecker wings also sport white spotting, and white bars can be seen above and below the eye. Adult males have a small red patch on the back of their head. Downy Woodpeckers look similar to their larger cousins, the Hairy Woodpecker. However, Hairy Woodpeckers have bills that are approximately equal to the length of their head while Downy Woodpecker’s bills are shorter.