- Dryobates nuttallii
- 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
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This is a monotypic species.
Chaparral and oak woodlands.
Nest holes are excavated in trees. The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs which are incubated by both parents for about two weeks.
Diet includes insects such as beetles, caterpillars, ants, and bugs.
- 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.
- Sibley, David A. 2000. The Sibley Guide to Birds. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- 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.
- Brinkley, Edward S. 2007. Field Guide to Birds of North America. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
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