Ladder-backed Woodpeckers


The two dominant woodpeckers of this area around San Angelo, are the Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes auriforns) and Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris).  Other woodpeckers are pretty much rarities here.  However, the Flickers and Sapsuckers are around in pretty good numbers.  But, today I just wanted to show some of my latest photos of the Ladder-backed.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  Click on any image to see an enlargement.

Have a fun NFL weekend. 🙂

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31 thoughts on “Ladder-backed Woodpeckers

  1. Beautiful photos, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. We don’t have these in Minnesota, that I’m aware of. Almost all other woodpeckers, though. They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cool pics, Bob. I do have trouble telling woodpeckers of various sorts and flickers apart. I took some pictures of a few type last winter; maybe I can find them and send you a few for ID-ing if you feel like having a look. 🙂

  3. Bob, I sure enjoyed thes photos, the only place I can see Ladder-backed Woodpeckers is the extreme southwest corner of Utah so I haven’t seen one since I lived in Arizona and that was before I had a digital camera. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images.

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