Hairy Woodpecker

(Leuconotopicus villosus)

Conservation Status
Hairy Woodpecker
Photo by Luciearl
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

8 to 9½ in length

15 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Deciduous and mixed forests, usually in dense, mature stands with conifers

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common year-round resident

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives)  
 

Family

Picidae (woodpeckers)  
 

Subfamily

Picinae  
 

Genus

Leuconotopicus  
       
 

Hairy Woodpecker was formerly classified as Picoides villosus. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2015 showed that the genus Picoides was not properly restricted (not monophyletic). Hairy Woodpecker and five other species were moved to the genus Leuconotopicus.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

American Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus septentrionalis)

Cabanis’s Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus hyloscopus)

Chihuahua Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus icastus)

Eastern Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus villosus)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus jardinii)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus maynardi)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus piger)

Harris’s Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus harrisi)

Mexican Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus sanctorum)

Newfoundland Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus terraenovae)

Queen Charlotte Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus picoideus)

Sierra Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus orius)

Sitka Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus sitkensis)

Southern Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus auduboni)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Dendrocopos villosus

Dryobates villosus

Picoides villosus

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Female ripping bark from fallen tree

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Leuconotopicus villosus

They are the big ones. H for Hairy comes after D for Downy in the alphabet, and that's how I remember!

 
     
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Other Videos
 
  Wait for it! (Leuconotopicus villosus)
PIBM
 
   
 
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Published on May 4, 2013

A wood pecker creating his/her nest.

   
       
  Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)
tomb0171
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jan 30, 2010

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

* Family: Picidae,
* Genus: Picoides,
* Species: P. villosus,
* Class: Aves,
* Type: Bird,
* Diet: Omnivore,
* Average life span in the wild: 4-11 years in the wild,
* Size: 33-41 cm
* Weight: 1.43.4 oz,

** The Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, averaging approximately 250 mm (9.75 inches) in length with a 380 mm (15 inch) wingspan.With an estimated population in 2003 of over nine million individuals, the Hairy Woodpecker is listed by the IUCN as a species of least concern in North America.

More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_Woodpecker
or http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hairy_woodpecker/id

   
       
  Hairy Woodpecker "Leuconotopicus villosus" video with Canon PowerShot XS 30 IS
Nora Yogis
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 1, 2011

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  hairy woodpecker powell river bc
Rod Innes
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 16, 2011

the hairy woodpecker filmed in powell river bc, latin name ''dendrocopos villosus''

a medium sized woodpecker ''habitate forests of all kinds and backyards, orchards .

and likes birch trees for the sap after the sapsucker drills the holes

   
       
  Junco & Hairy Woodpecker
Birdchick
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2009

Ah, our first junco to the feeding station. Winter is not far behind.

   
       

 

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