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Hairy Woodpecker
(Picoides villosus)

    
        
Male Hairy Woodpecker
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Hairy Woodpecker Information

Length: 9 - 9.5"


Habitat
: Deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests; wooded swamps, orchards, parks. Requires large trees for nesting.

Diet:
Wood-boring beetles and their larvae, caterpillars, ants, and some other insects; nuts, seeds, tree sap, wild fruits and berries.
 
Identification tips for the Hairy Woodpecker
Browse photos of the Hairy Woodpecker
 
Calls & drumming of Hairy Woodpecker
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Hairy Woodpecker Breeding Map Hairy Woodpecker Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map             Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional Information:

Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls of this bird.
 
Hairy Woodpecker
(Adult Male at Nest Cavity)
Male Hairy Woodpecker
 
     
   

 

 


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