12 October, 2009

Hairy Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Picoides villosus

Population Estimate: 9M, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Year-round in deciduous forests throughout North America and into Mexico.

Field Notes: Smallish woodpecker with black and white upperparts with white stripe running down the length of the back. White underparts. Red hindcrown patch in male, absent in female. Black bill the same length as depth of head, compared to Downy Woodpecker.

Personal Notes: We are always thrilled to see woodpeckers on return to the US from New Zealand. 

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