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Lillian Egleston
Lillian Egleston • 2 years ago

Downy Woodpecker ~ Coast to coast, border to border, forest to feeder, the Downy Woodpecker goes about its business in 49 states. The smallest woodpecker in the United States, it turns up everywhere there are a few trees, except in the dry deserts of the Southwest and in Hawaii. - Photo by Paul Bannick

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