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Illustration from Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia/Corbis
Harris's Woodpecker

Picoides villosus harrisi

Subspecies of Hairy Woodpecker



First Noted by Expedition
April 5, 1806, above the mouth of the Willamette River, Multnomah County, Oregon.
 

Description
A robin-size woodpecker. Black and white, with unspotted white back and long bill; male has red head patch. Like most woodpeckers it has an undulating flight. Length: 9 in (23 cm).
 

Voice
A sharp, distinctive peek, louder than that of the downy woodpecker; also a loud rattle on one pitch.
 

Habitat
Deciduous forest; more widespread in winter and during migration.
 

Range
Resident from Alaska and across Canada south throughout United States to Gulf of Mexico. Some northern birds migrate south for winter.
 

Note
Both this bird and the Cabanis's woodpecker are better known today as "hairy woodpecker"—other names are more obsolete.

Species information from enature.com
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