Hairy Woodpecker

(Picoides villosus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Hairy Woodpecker

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common year-round resident

Habitat

Deciduous and mixed forests, usually in dense, mature stands with conifers

Size

8 to 9½ in length

15 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Luciearl
 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives)

 

Family:

Picidae (woodpeckers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

American Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus septentrionalis)

Cabanis’s Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus hyloscopus)

Chihuahua Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus icastus)

Eastern Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus villosus)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus jardinii)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus maynardi)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus piger)

Harris’s Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus harrisi)

Mexican Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus sanctorum)

Newfoundland Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus terraenovae)

Queen Charlotte Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus picoideus)

Sierra Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus orius)

Sitka Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus sitkensis)

Southern Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus auduboni)

 
Synonyms

Dendrocopos villosus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Picoides villosus

They are the big ones. H for Hairy comes after D for Downy in the alphabet, and that's how I remember!

 
     
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  Wait for it! (Picoides villosus)
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Published on May 4, 2013

A wood pecker creating his/her nest.

   
       
  Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
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Uploaded on Jan 30, 2010

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

* Family: Picidae,
* Genus: Picoides,
* Species: P. villosus,
* Class: Aves,
* Type: Bird,
* Diet: Omnivore,
* Average life span in the wild: 4-11 years in the wild,
* Size: 33-41 cm
* Weight: 1.43.4 oz,

** The Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, averaging approximately 250 mm (9.75 inches) in length with a 380 mm (15 inch) wingspan.With an estimated population in 2003 of over nine million individuals, the Hairy Woodpecker is listed by the IUCN as a species of least concern in North America.

More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_Woodpecker
or http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hairy_woodpecker/id

   
       
  Hairy Woodpecker "Picoides villosus" video with Canon PowerShot XS 30 IS
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  hairy woodpecker powell river bc
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Uploaded on Apr 16, 2011

the hairy woodpecker filmed in powell river bc, latin name ''dendrocopos villosus''

a medium sized woodpecker ''habitate forests of all kinds and backyards, orchards .

and likes birch trees for the sap after the sapsucker drills the holes

   
       
  Junco & Hairy Woodpecker
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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2009

Ah, our first junco to the feeding station. Winter is not far behind.

   
       

 

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