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    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
    • Carpintero Mexicano (Spanish)
    • Pic arlequin (French)
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