Downy woodpeckers are found in backyards, parks, woodlands, etc. Their beautiful black and white back, with downy white feathers and a short, sharp bill justifies their name. These birds are often mistaken as hairy woodpeckers, but both are different. Hairy woodpeckers have a long bill, much longer than that of a downy's. Also, in comparison, downy woodpeckers are smaller in size.