Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Picoides scalaris
  • ORDER: Piciformes
  • FAMILY: Picidae
Basic Description

A small black-and-white woodpecker of the southwestern United States and Mexico that forages and nests in cactus.

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Other Names
  • Pico Mexicano (Spanish)
  • Pic arlequin (French)
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