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Picoides - Photo (c) Jeff Whitlock, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Genus Picoides, a member of Woodpeckers (Family Picidae)
Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Downy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Jason Means, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
maractwin's ID: Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Posted by maractwin over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Hairy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Gavan Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Posted by muir almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Hairy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Gavan Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
johnnybirder's ID: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Posted by johnnybirder 10 days ago (Flag)
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Hairy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Gavan Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
maractwin's ID: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Posted by maractwin 10 days ago (Flag)
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@maractwin this one is difficult, so my reasoning is appropriate. This bird actually reminded me of a few of your Picoides records I saw earlier today. Those birds seemed to have rather dingy bills but you ID'd them as young hairies. Not looking at the bill, the neck stripe extending to the throat, and rather straight black mask, points to hairy. I cannot see much of the outer retrices, but what I see doesn't seem to have barring. Habitat (big trees) and the bigger 'feel' to the bird also point to hairy. All of what I wrote might of course just be total garbage; this is a difficult angle, and I'm as always open to discussion. I looked online and could not immediately find info on the speed of bill growth in hairies, but these photos certainly make me feel that bill size isn't as great a feature as many make it out to be. @muir actually had another similar bird from a nearby date that he also Id'd as hairy, but which I could not confirm.

Posted by johnnybirder 10 days ago (Flag)
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Hairy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Gavan Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Hairy Woodpecker - Photo (c) Gavan Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
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