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Nuttall's Woodpecker

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MalePhoto © by digishooter Kern County, California, USA, April 2006
Male
Photo © by digishooter
Kern County, California, USA, April 2006
Dryobates nuttallii

Picoides nuttallii

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[edit] Identification

  • Black and white barred back, wings, and outer tail
  • White undersides with spotted flanks
  • Black and white striped face

Male: Red nape
Female: Black crown
Juvenile: Red crown

[edit] Similar Species

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto © by digishooterWofford Heights, Kern Co., California, USA, January 2007
Female
Photo © by digishooter
Wofford Heights, Kern Co., California, USA, January 2007
Pacific coast of North America: across California to northern Baja California, Mexico.
Legend

 P. nuttallii; year-round
Maps/Texts consulted1,2,3

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Chaparral and oak woodlands.

[edit] Behaviour

JuvenilePhoto © by digishooterWofford Heights, Kern Co., California, USA, July 2010
Juvenile
Photo © by digishooter
Wofford Heights, Kern Co., California, USA, July 2010

[edit] Breeding

Nest holes are excavated in trees. The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs which are incubated by both parents for about two weeks.

[edit] Diet

Diet includes insects such as beetles, caterpillars, ants, and bugs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Sibley, David A. 2000. The Sibley Guide to Birds. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  3. Lowther, Peter E. 2000. Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii). The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/555.
  4. Brinkley, Edward S. 2007. Field Guide to Birds of North America. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

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