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Black-backed Woodpecker (male feeding chicks)

Picoides arcticus


An uncommon woodpecker of the northern coniferous forests, the Black-backed Woodpecker prefers burned-over sites. It moves from place to place, following outbreaks of wood-boring beetles in recently burned habitats.

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JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Wow! That's not an easy find.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

nice one!!

Tom15 5 years ago

Thanks Jakubko, it was a real treat seeing these woodpeckers.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Wonderful! What a rare sight, too!

Tom15 5 years ago

Thanks Stefano! These woodpeckers are rare in my part of the country.

Zayden01 5 years ago

Very nice never saw a woodpecker in real life

Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA

Lat: 44.25, Long: -71.59

Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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