Hairy Woodpecker | Audubon Field Guide - Mating habits of hairy woodpeckers
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The female lays from 3 to 6 white eggs laid on a bed of wood chips. Both male and female incubate and brood the young. The male sits on the eggs and broods the young during the night and the female relieves him every morning after sunrise. They alternate these duties throughout the day. Description. The Hairy Woodpecker is very similar to the Downy in appearance. A white back and white underparts and black wings with white spots. And like.