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Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Picoides nuttallii

Placer County, California

 

Well, we're back to the birds!!! I have identified this as a Nuttall's Woodpecker. Though the Nuttall's Woodpecker is very similar to the Ladderback Woodpecker, I believe that the spots, narrower malar (cheek) stripe and range of population confirm my classification. If you have reason to suspect differently, please let me know!

 

For more information on the Nuttall's Woodpecker, please refer to this link:

 

www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Nuttalls_Wo...

 

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Taken on February 12, 2009