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Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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-[[Image:ladder-backed_woodpecker.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Gary+Clark|Gary Clark}} <br/>Male on left, Female on right. Location: [[Whitewater Draw]], [[Arizona]], [[USA]] ]]+[[Image:Ladder-Backed_Woodpeckerdigishooter.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|digishooter|digishooter}} <br/>Male<br/> Location: Kelso Valley: Kern Co., CA, [[USA]] ]]
 +[[Image:Ladder-backed_Woodpecker,_Femalebobsofpa.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|bobsofpa|bobsofpa}} <br/>Male<br/> Location: Ash Canyon, Arizona, [[USA]] ]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
16.5 to 19 cm (6½ to 7½ inches) in length. Black and white, barred pattern on back and wings. Rump, breast and flanks speckled with black. Adult males have a red crown patch that is smaller in immatures and lacking in adult females. The bill is very sharp, straight, and black. 16.5 to 19 cm (6½ to 7½ inches) in length. Black and white, barred pattern on back and wings. Rump, breast and flanks speckled with black. Adult males have a red crown patch that is smaller in immatures and lacking in adult females. The bill is very sharp, straight, and black.

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Picoides scalaris
Photo by digishooter Male Location: Kelso Valley: Kern Co., CA, USA
Photo by digishooter
Male
Location: Kelso Valley: Kern Co., CA, USA
Photo by bobsofpa Male Location: Ash Canyon, Arizona, USA
Photo by bobsofpa
Male
Location: Ash Canyon, Arizona, USA

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Identification

16.5 to 19 cm (6½ to 7½ inches) in length. Black and white, barred pattern on back and wings. Rump, breast and flanks speckled with black. Adult males have a red crown patch that is smaller in immatures and lacking in adult females. The bill is very sharp, straight, and black.

Distribution

South-western United States, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Dry brushy areas and thickets.

Behaviour

They nest in cavities excavated from tree trunks. 2 and 7 plain white eggs are laid and incubated by both sexes. Diet includes insects and their larva, and also fruit produced by cacti.

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