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    • Picoides arcticus
  • English
    • Black-backed Woodpecker
  • French
    • pic à dos noir
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BBWO

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Recent observations

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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kaitlin

Date

July 9, 2014

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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nicetim

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

Male and Female alternating feeding of nestling about 5 minutes apart.

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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faerthen

Date

July 11, 2014 07:02 PM PDT

Description

A nestling about to fledge.

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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garyg

Date

July 7, 2014 03:49 PM PDT

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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nshrimpt

Date

October 10, 2013

Description

A pair of black-backed woodpeckers in young mixed conifer hardwood forest near the edge of the lake.

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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faerthen

Date

June 23, 2014 08:53 AM PDT

Description

Temporary net site SCRE11.

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black-backed woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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reuvenm

Date

June 10, 2014

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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trduclos

Date

June 8, 2014 11:02 AM EDT

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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grnleaf

Date

June 8, 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Description

This is the male but I saw the female as well. Observed going in and out of the nest cavity in a lodgepole pine near the creek, as well as flaking bark off the tree in search of insects.

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BBWO Picoides arcticus

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zcota

Date

May 10, 2014

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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marvelliott

Date

July 29, 2009

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No photos or sounds

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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dpatrick

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the past
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Description from Wikipedia

The Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) also known as the Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker (23 cm long) inhabiting the forests of North America.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.