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Ladder-backed Woodpecker ~ Female by Kimberly Chadwick
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Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson,AZ 2010

This widespread, adaptable woodpecker is associated with lowland pinyon-juniper woods, pine forsets, riparian cottonwoods, and deserts of the southwest. Like other small woodpeckers it often forages by gleaning prey from crevices in bark rather than excavating pits or peeling bark.

Interesting Fact; They eat cactus fruit, as well as the gilded flicker and gila woodpecker.

VOICE is a short, sharp pik or chip, similar to the Downy Woodpecker but lower and richer.


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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Great find Kimberly, this is one of only a few woodpeckers that are acceptable to our group, well documented indeed…inst fave

  • Well I am thrilled that you like it so much and to fav it as well! Thank you so much Larry!~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly!!

  • Thank you very much Marvin! I looked up at the right moment~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 5 years ago

    Very nice….showing off very well for you.

  • I do appreciate you stopping by to say so! Thank you so very much trueblvr~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyealmost 5 years ago

    Another fabulous capture. I love woodpeckers. I love listening to them drum and sing. Excellent capture.

  • I am very thankful that you think so ~ Thank you for visiting and saying so!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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