Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris

Length 7.2 in (18.4 cm)
Weight 0.7-1.7 oz (21-48 g)
Clutch Size 2-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

In North America, the Ladder-backed Woodpecker is found in the southwest United States, Nevada, and most of Mexico into Central America. They forage and nest in various species of cacti. They mostly eat insects.

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