Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Picoides scalaris

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

LBWO

Code 6

PICSCA

ITIS

HEAD

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown or gray-brown in hatch year and second year birds developing to deep red in adults.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Red
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Buff-gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7.25 in)
  • Weight: 31 g (1.1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Gray
  • Underparts: Buff-gray with black spotting.
  • Upperparts: Black and white barred.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Series of rapid shallow wing beats alternating with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Black
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