Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers

Mating Season: 

Spring

 

Mating Preferences: 

 Monogamous

 

Incubation Period:

2 weeks

 

Litters per Year: 

1

 

# of Young Born: 

2-7

 

Raising the Young: 

Both parents care for the young

 

Behavior: 

sedentary, non-migratory species

 

Territory: 

Canyons and washes. Prefers xeric (very dry) habitats.

 

Diet: 

Cactus fruit and insects.

 

Life Expectancy: 

4 - 5 years

Fun Facts: 

Males have red crowns and females have black crowns.

 

Major difference between Gila Woodpeckers and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers: Gila Woodpeckers have brown/tannish faces and Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers have black/white stripes on their face.

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520-561-1355

Service@diamondbackwildlife.com

P.O. Box 91934

Tucson, AZ 85752

AZ Game & fish License #sp645318

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