A review of records of Downy Woodpecker in Britain

Published on 07 April 2020 in Main articles

Robert Prŷs-Jones, Hein van Grouw and Philip Schofield

Abstract Two apparent records of Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens in Britain are described. These records have not been formally reassessed for more than a century. A review of the records based on the available evidence is presented, which concludes that there is no support for Downy Woodpecker having occurred naturally in Britain.

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