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Hairy Woodpecker
(Picoides villosus)

Male Hairy Woodpecker
© Brian Lasenby |
Hairy Woodpecker Information

Length: 9 - 9.5"

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

Wood-boring beetles and their larvae, caterpillars, ants, and some other insects; nuts, seeds, tree sap, wild fruits and berries.
Hairy Woodpecker ID TipsIdentification tips for the Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker SoundsCalls and drumming of Hairy Woodpecker
  © The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithica, New York.  Recordists: G. Keller & R. Stein
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Hairy Woodpecker Breeding Map Hairy Woodpecker Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map             Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Photos of this bird, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status. From Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Hairy Woodpecker
(Adult Male at Nest Cavity)
Male Hairy Woodpecker



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