Tree Clinging

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Picoides scalaris
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
A small woodpecker of arid scrublands and riparian forests, it rarely enters suburban areas. It eats insects pecked from wood or gleaned from the bark as well as fruits. Females feed higher in the trees and do more gleaning from the bark than the males. The nest cavity is usually in a dead limb or snag.

The four-digit banding code is LBWO.

Female | Robert Shantz


Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ladder-backed-woodpecker

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Ladder-backed Woodpecker. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ladder-backed-woodpecker

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Dr. Biology. "Ladder-backed Woodpecker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ladder-backed-woodpecker

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Dr. Biology. "Ladder-backed Woodpecker". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ladder-backed-woodpecker

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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