Black, white, red on head. Eats millet seeds by turning beak sideways. Perches and pecks holes into tree and telephone poles.
Female downy woodpecker working her way up the side of a tree.
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917, San Juan del Río. Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.
The woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers are a family, Picidae, of near-passerine birds. Members of this family are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions. Most species live in forests or woodland habitats, although a few species are known to live in treeless areas, such as rocky hillsides and deserts.