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Absolutely a DOWO -- the outer rectrices make the ID straightforward in AL and most of the rest of the US

Any chance the bird is in or near a burned area? There's no way that just the supercilia could be catching the light. Woodpeckers foraging in burned areas always get very dingy below.

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17 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Absolutely a DOWO -- the outer rectrices make the ID straightforward in AL and most of the rest of the US

Any chance the bird is in or near a burned area? There's no way that just the supercilia could be catching the light. Woodpeckers foraging in burned areas always get very dingy below.

The specific area in which I was birding has not burned in several decades.  Although I cannot recall any specific recent burns nearby, it is highly likely there were prescribed burns in the Fall & Winter within 10-20 miles of the place.  How large a territory would a Downy cover?  

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