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Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae

Scientific:
  Picoides pubescens
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Protonym:
  Picus pubescens

Avibase ID:
  1B2A6386D509137D

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178259

Geographic range:

  • Picoides pubescens pubescens: Kansas to N Carolina, south to e Texas and Florida
  • Picoides pubescens medianus: C Alaska to Newfoundland and c US (east of Rocky Mountains)
  • Picoides pubescens leucurus: Rocky Mountains (se Alaska to sw US)
  • Picoides pubescens glacialis: Coastal se Alaska
  • Picoides pubescens gairdnerii: Coastal w British Columbia to nw California
  • Picoides pubescens turati: Interior Washington, Oregon and California
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Downy Woodpecker
Czech:
  strakapoud osikový
German:
  Dunenspecht
Danish:
  Dværgflagspætte
Spanish:
  Pico Pubescente
Finnish:
  keijutikka
French:
  Pic mineur
Italian:
  Picchio vellutato
Japanese:
  sejirokogera
Japanese:
  セジロコゲラ
Dutch:
  Donsspecht
Norwegian:
  Dunspett
Polish:
  dzieciol kosmaty
Russian:
  Пушистый дятел
Slovak:
  ďateľ ozdobný
Swedish:
  Dunspett
Chinese:
  绒啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Southern Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Southern Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Southern Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Southern Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dryobates pubescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Pic mineur ( Picoides pubescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Pic mineur ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 1st edition:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos pubescens)
Clements 4th edition:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
eBird version 1.50:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
eBird version 1.52:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
eBird version 1.53:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
eBird version 1.54:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
eBird version 1.55:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
James Lee Peters:
    Dendrocopos pubescens
James Lee Peters (original):
    Dendrocopos pubescens
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Dendrocopos pubescens
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Downy Woodpecker ( Picoides pubescens)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Picoides pubescens

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Czech: strakapoud osikový, Strakapoud prachový
Danish: Dværgflagspætte
German: Dunenspecht
Delaware: Tihtës
English: Batchelder's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Gairdner's Woodpecker, Southern Downy Woodpecker, Willow Woodpecker
Spanish: Carpintero Peludo, carpintero velloso menor, Carpintero Velloso-menor, Carpintero-velloso Menor, Pico Pubescente
Spanish (Mexico): carpintero velloso menor, carpintero velloso-menor, Carpintero-velloso Menor
Estonian: haava-kirjurähn
Finnish: keijutikka, Pikkunokkatikka
French: Pic mineur
Hungarian: pehelyharkály
Italian: Picchio lanuginoso, Picchio vellutato
Japanese: sejirokogera
Japanese: セジロコゲラ
Latin: Dendrocopos pubescens, Dryobates pubescens, Picoides pubescens
Dutch: Donsspecht
Norwegian: Dunspett
Polish: dzieciol kosmaty, dzięcioł kosmaty
Russian: Пушистый дятел
Slovak: ďateľ ozdobný
Swedish: Dunspett
Chinese: 绒啄木鸟

 

         

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