Re: Ladderbacked woodpecker revisited
On Fri, 17 Dec 2010 22:04:38 -0800 (PST), KAY K INOUYE
Ron Thompson 10/17/10 P. 316 in Sibleys Guide was used for ID. It is clearly
These two species can be easily confused. Have a look here:
A key difference between the dark Ladder-backed illustrated in Sibley and
the Nuttall's is the amount of barring on the outer tail-feathers.
Ladder-backed Woodpecker is unrecorded anywhere in Northern California
while Nuttall's is common and widespread.
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
SF Birding Classes start Feb 8 http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/
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