Downy Woodpecker Video Clips
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers look very similar. View a side-by-side comparison of them. Notice how much smaller the bill of the Downy Woodpecker is compared to the Hairy Woodpecker.
Besides using bills for comparison, remember that Downy Woodpeckers prefer shrubs and small branches while the larger Hairy Woodpecker prefers large trees and trunks.