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Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Hairy Woodpecker
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 9 in. (24 cm)
Occurring in a wide range of forested habitats, pairs stay together all year round. The nest cavity is in either a broad-leafed or coniferous tree. Food is largely insects, but in the winter many seeds and nuts are also eaten. The four-digit banding code is HAWO.

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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Buzzing (sound type)
Bird Call
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Male
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