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Nuttall's Woodpecker

Picoides nuttallii

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Audio Credit: Henry Zylstra

Video Credit: Amanda Sparkman (1,2)

Photo Credit: Henry Zylstra (1), Carrie Steingruber (2)

The Nuttall’s woodpecker is easily distinguished by the black and white ladder-like bands down the back. Listen for its rusty call as it flies from tree to tree—a sound not unlike a car refusing to start.

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