Tree Clinging

Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus
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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.

Female | Robert Shantz

Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Hairy Woodpecker
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 24, 2018
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