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hairy woodpecker

noun
1.
a North American woodpecker, Picoides villosus, resembling but larger than the downy woodpecker.
Origin
1720-1730
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.
  • Common woodpecker predators include the three-toed woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, and downy woodpecker.

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