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Woodpecker (Hairy)

Picoides villosus
Woodpecker (Hairy)

Range

They are found from central Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, south to Florida and Central America.

Habitat

They live in deciduous forests, mixed woods, parks and yards with trees.

Body Traits

They are about robin-sized with a white back, black and white striped (barred) wings and a red patch on the head. They have a long, slender bill. Their tail is black with white outer feathers. Females have a black patch on head instead of the red patch. They look like the downy woodpecker but are bigger.

Habits

They come to bird feeders.

Diet

They peck for insects in trees. They will also eat fruits and seeds.

Reproduction

They nest in trees holes. Females have 3 – 7 white eggs.

Woodpecker (Hairy)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Picoides
Species: P. villosus

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