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Definition of the noun Ladder-Backed Woodpecker

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker is the vernacular name of the Picoides scalaris, a species of Picoides.

  • geographic area: North America

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Google previewGlobal Warming and Population Responses among Great Plains Birds (2015)

by Paul Johnsgard

The ladder-backed woodpecker is an uncommon to rare permanent resident in the southern Plains states. Habitats. During winter this species may be found foraging in cottonwoods (Populus), willows (Salix) and hackberry (Celtis) trees, but its limited range in Oklahoma generally coincides with that of mesquite ( Sutton, 1967). Desert scrub dominated by mesquite is the species' favored breeding habitat in Texas (Benson and Arnold, 2001). National Population. This species was ...

Google previewA Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest (1997)

by Barbara L. Davis

LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER Picoides scalaris Description: Black-and- white striped back and face; spotted sides; male—red crown; female—black crown The Ladder-backed Woodpecker is the smallest of the desert woodpeckers, measuring six to seven and one-half inches in length. As the name indicates, the back is ladder-like, or zebra striped. Sides and underparts are spotted, and the face has a triangular-shaped black line LAND BIRDS/NoN- PASSERINES I71.

Google previewThe Owl and the Woodpecker (2008)

Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds by Paul Bannick, Martyn Stewart

The Ladder-backed Woodpecker is a small, nimble woodpecker related to the Downy and the Nuttall's Woodpeckers and fills a niche in the arid Southwest very similar to the niche its relatives fill in other regions. In fact, the ranges of these three woodpeckers overlap only in a small area in California. The Ladder-backed is slightly larger than the Downy but slightly smaller than its look-alike, the Nuttall's Woodpecker. The physical differences between the Ladder-backed and Nuttall's are ...

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