hairy woodpecker

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  • Info The hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, averaging approximately in length with a wingspan. more...
  • The hairy woodpecker has no red on the crown (front of the head) or throat and has blacker back.
  • Here are the places to look for the nest of the Hairy Woodpecker. Cited from The Bird Study Book, by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
  • The downy woodpecker is similar to his big relative, the hairy woodpecker, in color and shape, though much smaller. Cited from Bird Neighbors, by Neltje Blanchan
  • Sometimes the hairy woodpecker, a much larger bird, routs Downy out and wrecks his house. Cited from The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers, by John Burroughs
  • The downy woodpecker's bill is shorter than its head, whereas the hairy woodpecker's bill is approximately equal to head length.
  • The next fall, the downy excavated another limb in the old apple-tree, but had not got his retreat quite finished, when the large hairy woodpecker appeared upon the scene. Cited from Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, Etc, by John Burroughs
  • The hairy woodpecker measures from in length, in wingspan and in weight.
  • The downy woodpecker has same markings as the hairy woodpecker but is significantly smaller.
  • The hairy woodpecker, like many another bird and beast, furnishes much doubtful weather lore for credulous and inexact observers. Cited from Bird Neighbors, by Neltje Blanchan
  • The big hairy woodpecker flies across the clearing with a strident scream. Cited from Some Winter Days in Iowa, by Frederick John Lazell
  • Central Oregon is home to seven woodpecker species, including downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, and Lewis's woodpecker.
  • Among the larger birds are the mourning dove, California quail, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, and hairy woodpecker.
  • Local woodpecker species include American three-toed woodpecker, downy woodpecker, Pileated woodpecker, and hairy woodpecker.
  • Birds commonly found in the pine forests of the Ochoco Mountains include the northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, red-tailed hawk, and Steller's jay.
  • The downy woodpecker is virtually identical in plumage pattern to the much larger hairy woodpecker, but it can be distinguished from the hairy by the presence of black spots on its white tail feathers and the length of its bill.
  • "Judged by the stomach examinations of the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker and Flicker it would be hard to find three other species of our common birds with fewer harmful qualities." Cited from A Book of Natural History, by Various
  • Birds in the region include American robin, bald eagle, California gull, Canada goose, dark-eyed junco, hairy woodpecker, mallard, mountain chickadee, red-tailed hawk, Steller's jay, western tanager and yellow-headed blackbird.