Periferia Presa Constitución 1917, San Juan del Río. Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
First record of the species in the area.
I'll get a picture another time; there were two and they were darting back and forth between trees.
Nine families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. The Piciformes contain about 67 living genera with a little over 400 species, of which the Picidae (woodpeckers and relatives) make up about half.