male, with red patch at back of head (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

Hairy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: larger and larger-billed than Downy Woodpecker but nearly identical in plumage; favors more mature woods, larger branches.

female; white stripe up back in both sexes (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

female; larger bill than Downy Woodpecker (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-22)