Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides
villosus

Hairy Woodpecker
Photo courtesy of Tom Grey
Description:
A medium sized black bird with a large white patch on back and white wing bars. Outer tail feathers are entirely white. Red patch on back of head. Can be confused with the Downy woodpecker, which is smaller (5 ¾”). length 7 ½” – 9 ¼”
Voice:
A loud, sharp peek.
Food:
Conifer seeds
Nest:
Holes excavated in tree trunks
Habitat:
Both open and dense forests
Range:
Fairly common throughout most of the U.S.
Migration:
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