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Hairy Woodpecker female

Picoides villosus

Description:

The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests. (from Cornellab of Ornithology)

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EvaSeifert
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EvaSeifert

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012

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