Hairy Woodpecker

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HAIRY WOODPECKER DESCRIPTION

Adults are mainly black on the upper parts and wings, with a white or pale back and white spotting on the wings; the throat and belly vary from white to sooty brown, depending on subspecies. There is a white bar above and one below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers. Adult males have a red patch or two side-by-side patches on the back of the head; juvenile males have red or rarely orange-red on the crown.

The hairy woodpecker measures from 18–26 cm (7.1–10.2 in) in length, 33–43 cm (13–17 in) in wingspan and 40–95 g (1.4–3.4 oz) in weight.  It is virtually identical in plumage to the much smaller downy woodpecker. The Downy has a shorter bill relative to the size of its head which is, other than size and voice, the best way to distinguish them in the field. These two species are not closely related, however, and are likely to be separated in different genera.  The best way to tell the two species apart other than the size is the lack of spots on its white tail feathers (which the Downy has). Their outward similarity is a spectacular example of convergent evolution. As to why this convergence has evolved, only tentative hypotheses have been advanced; in any case due to the considerable size difference, ecological competition between the two species is rather slight.

These birds are mostly permanent residents. Birds in the extreme north may migrate further south; birds in mountainous areas may move to lower elevations.

These birds forage on trees, often turning over bark or excavating to uncover insects. They mainly eat insects, also fruits, berries and nuts, sometimes tree sap. They are also known to peck at wooden window frames and wood sided homes that may house bugs.

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OREGON SERVICE AREAS:

  • Hairy Woodpecker – Portland, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Beaverton, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Hillsboro, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Cornelius, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – North Plains, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Lake Oswego, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Sherwood, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Tigard, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Forest Grove Communities, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – McMinnville, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Gresham, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Corbett, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Hood River, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Sandy, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Canby, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Rhododendron, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Vernonia, OR
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Scapoose, OR

WASHINGTON SERVICE AREAS:

  • Hairy Woodpecker – Vancouver, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Camas, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Washougal, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Ridgefield, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – LaCenter, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Woodland, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Longview, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Yacolt, WA
  • Hairy Woodpecker – Amboy, WA

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