adult male, showing red on crown (California, USA; 2007-02-02)

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Picoides scalaris

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a desert-dwelling analogue of Nuttall's Woodpecker, but with slightly more white on the face and neck.

adult male (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

female, as told by lack of red on head (California, USA; 2008-03-27)

male (California, USA; 2006-04-22)

whiter neck than that of Nuttall's Woodpecker (California, USA; 2008-03-27)

dorsal view; note horizontal barring on back (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

side view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)