hairy woodpecker

noun
a North American woodpecker, Picoides villosus, resembling but larger than the downy woodpecker.

Origin:
1720–30, Americanism

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Other rare birds here include the silky flycatcher, the three-wattled bellbird,
  and the hairy woodpecker.
For instance, the larger hairy woodpecker excavates nest cavities in live wood
  while the downy woodpecker prefers dead wood.
If the bill is as long as the head, you are looking at a hairy woodpecker.
Edge situations are used more extensively by this species than by the hairy
  woodpecker, especially for feeding.
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