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August - San Jose, California Woodpecker


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Hi - I recently went to San Jose and did a little backyard birding.

Is this a downy woodpecker or Nuttall's Woodpecker. I'm inclined to say the latter due to the size and the spotting on the back. These are screenshots from  a little video I took.

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This is a Nuttall's, the white back on a Downy would be visible in this photo, and you can see the barring of a Nuttall's on the back of the bird in the first photo. Also, at least in my experience, Nuttall's is the more likely species in residential areas here in Central California.

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