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 Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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Alternate name
Picoides scalaris Scientific name 
Piciformes                   Order
Picidae                  Family   
18cm Length
Shrubland, forest below 2,600 m in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & USA Habitat-Altitude-Range
4-5 white eggs Clutch  
Insects. larvae & cactus fruit. Food   Diet
647 World Number
Least Concern    Status

 view photos Image  by Birdman of Hell Paso December 24, 2006 all rights reserved

Video by   MaidenUSA all rights reserved

Photo by Michael Todd all rights reserved

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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Embedded sound Ladder-backed Woodpecker rattle
(Picoides scalaris lucasanus)
Richard E Webster XC21388
17-03-07, Mexico

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