Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus
Hairy Woodpecker specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common permanent resident in deciduous forests, nesting from April to June. The males have a scarlet band on the nape,females do not.

Specimen Information

The female is the lower bird on this tree.
Date:  1/4/1897
Collected By:  JH Riley
Locality:  Falls Church, VA
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  159461
 
 The bird at the top is a male (with the red feathers at the back of his head).