Food Preferences 

Food Preferences of the Downy Woodpecker


The unmistakable sound of the Downy Woodpecker can be heard as it taps into trees in search of its favorite foods including insects, particularly the gall fly, as well as sap, seeds and fruits.

With the Downy Woodpecker being a smaller member of the Woodpecker family, it can attach itself to weed stems to gather insects and larvae. The Downy Woodpecker will also happily feast at bird feeders. is the top destination to find quality Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® and K-Feeders wild bird products are trusted brands to bird lovers everywhere. Interact with nature, relax and build memories that last a lifetime by conveniently ordering from Happy Bird Feeding!


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