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Smaller Woodland Birds - Page 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker_Fe

Red-bellied Woodpecker FeSize - 8 1/2-10 inches long
Habitat - Open woodlands, farmlands, orchards, shade trees, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a cavity excavated 5-70 feet above the ground in a dead trunk, limb, or utility pole.
Eggs - 3 to 5, white. Incubation about 14 days, by both parents. Leave the nest in 24 to 26 days, and remain with the parents until after fledging.
Food - Insects, fruit, and seeds.

Red-bellied Woodpecker_M

Red-bellied Woodpecker MSize - 8 1/2-10 inches long
Habitat - Open woodlands, farmlands, orchards, shade trees, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a cavity excavated 5-70 feet above the ground in a dead trunk, limb, or utility pole.
Eggs - 3 to 5, white. Incubation about 14 days, by both parents. Leave the nest in 24 to 26 days, and remain with the parents until after fledging.
Food - Insects, fruit, and seeds.

Pileated Woodpecker_M

Male Pileated WoodpeckerSize - 16 to 19 inches long
Habitat - Mature forests with large trees.
Nesting - The eggs are laid in a dead tree trunk or limb in a stand of living trees, 15 to 70 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 8, white. Incubation about 18 days, by both sexes.
Food - Mainly ants and other wood-boring insects; also berries.

Pileated Woodpecker_Fe

Fe Pileated WoodpeckerSize - 16 to 19 inches long
Habitat - Mature forests with large trees.
Nesting - The eggs are laid in a dead tree trunk or limb in a stand of living trees, 15 to 70 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 8, white. Incubation about 18 days, by both sexes.
Food - Mainly ants and other wood-boring insects; also berries.

Brown Thrasher

Brown ThrasherSize - 10-12 inches long
Habitat - Brushy woodlands, garden shrubbery, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a bulky cup of twigs and leaves, grass, and bark.
Eggs - 2 to 5, pale blue or whitish, finely speckled with brown. Incubation 12 to 14 days, by both parents. Leave the nest about 13 days after hatching. Sometimes two broods.
Food - Spiders, berries, and insects.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker_M

Northern FlickerSize - 8 to 9 inches long
Habitat - Woodlands, forests, and aspen groves.
Nesting - The nest is 10' to 45' above the ground in a dead trunk cavity or live aspen.
Eggs - 4 to 7, white. Incubation about 13 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest 4 weeks after hatching.
Food - Sap from trees; also insects and berries.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker_Juvenile

Northern FlickerSize - 8 to 9 inches long
Habitat - Woodlands, forests, and aspen groves.
Nesting - The nest is 10' to 45' above the ground in a dead trunk cavity or live aspen.
Eggs - 4 to 7, white. Incubation about 13 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest 4 weeks after hatching.
Food - Sap from trees; also insects and berries.

Hairy Woodpecker_Fe

 female Hairy WoodpeckerSize - 8 1/2 - 10 inches long
Habitat - Mature forests, orchards, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a bed of wood chips in a cavity excavated 3-55 feet above the ground in a dead limb of a live tree.
Eggs - 3 to 6, white. Incubation about 14 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest in 28-30 days.
Food - Seeds, berries, and wood-boring insects.

Hairy Woodpecker_M

male hairy woodpeckerSize - 8 1/2 - 10 inches long
Habitat - Mature forests, orchards, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a bed of wood chips in a cavity excavated 3-55 feet above the ground in a dead limb of a live tree.
Eggs - 3 to 6, white. Incubation about 14 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest in 28-30 days.
Food - Seeds, berries, and wood-boring insects.

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