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Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus

Notes:

This Hairy loves the sunflower seeds in the mix...(foothills west of Denver)

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15 Comments

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

That's why this web page is so neat! It's so cool to see other creatures from other locations! What looks exotic to me is the every-day normal for someone else!

BillHeng
BillHeng 9 years ago

Yes Christy..we do have some here which I'll put up later likey..they are the "Flame Back, Rufous" and "Laced". We don't have Hairy here and may be that's why I find it exotic both in colors and appearance :0)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks Bill...We see more Downy Woodpeckers than Hairy's...they're very similar... I have seen some amazing things in Singapore! Maybe someday I'll get there!!! ;-)

BillHeng
BillHeng 9 years ago

Such lovely woodpecker. Don't see them here in my country.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

I know, I've learned so much during my time involved with Project Noah. It is so true that saying, the more I learn the more I learn there is to learn. It's been fabulous.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

I know the feeling! I'm pretty good with birds and mammals, but when it comes to bugs and plants and reptiles and amphibians, the world is opening up!!! I love seeing things from other corners of the world! Such diversity!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

I am a bit new to the Birding IDs, so I mis-ID'd mine for a while, then someone pointed out the beak trick for IDing. There is so much to learn! It's awesome.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks, Heather! The beak is how I usually figure the ID. We have both but the Downy is more common, so it was a treat to see this one!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Love this hairy Woodpecker! Fabulous spotting!
This is easy to mis-ID as a Downy Woodpecker. They look almost identical and their ranges overlap for most of the country. The Hairy Woodpecker has a beak more than half the size of the head (longer), versus the Downy Woodpecker which has a (shorter) beak, less than half the side of the head.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks Atul & Ashish!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Very cute one..!!
nice photography.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks! They don't actually come to the feeder very often, so I was happy he hung around for a few minutes!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Excellent series!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice series,

ChristyHolland
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ChristyHolland

Denver, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Mar 9, 2012

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