Utah Bird Profile
  Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus

Name Roots: (L. picus, "a woodpecker"; oides, "resembling" - villosus, "hairy")

In Utah:   
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a snag at a height of 4-60 feet, in a cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is an insectivore: bark gleaner; frugivore: lower-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Mature forests
    Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and lowland riparian habitats.
How to find: Listed as a fairly common permanent resident this species is usually associated with mature forests. Can be found locally along the Alpine and Nebo scenic loops as well as in the Uintah Mountains. I have observed it consistently at Aspen Grove up the road from Sundance Resort and at Big Springs (if you donít mind a one mile hike) in the south fork of Provo Canyon. ~ Merrill Webb

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