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Ladder-backed woodpecker

Picoides scalaris



A mainly Central American species whose resident range extends to southwestern U.S., from Texas to Arizona. Fairly common in arid scrub and in woodland in Texas.


Found in my willow tree in my backyard. We had just cut the willow tree.

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El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2011
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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