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  • English
    • Black-backed Woodpecker
    • Black-backed Three-toed Woodpecker
    • Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Scientific Names
    • Picoides arcticus
  • 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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kevinemetcalf

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the past

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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tonyblake

Date

December 3, 2016 02:31 PM MST

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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natureali

Date

June 19, 2010 01:51 PM PDT

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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chartuso

Date

May 21, 2011

Description

male at nest

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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redabbott

Date

November 6, 2016 10:26 AM PST

Description

Male

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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varajuan

Date

February 1, 2016 07:22 AM MST

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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slsfirefight

Date

July 12, 2014 01:55 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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dwright

Date

September 8, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

Description

We observed a pair of black-backed woodpeckers at elevation roughly 6870 feet, just east of trail. I saw the pure black back, white throat, black wing and white barring of the secondaries, and white outer tail feathers clearly. I could not see a yellow crown but the birds were above me, and could be the one I had the best look at was female. Both birds had heads black with white stripe (so not Williamson’s, if one was female). My volunteer partner, though not an experienced birder, said the BBWO ‘chatter’ call on iBird that I later played back was what he had heard. There was no white wing patch and the rump was not white upon flight. Coordinates from handheld GPS.

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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ckjannabirds

Date

August 16, 2016

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No photos or sounds

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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ckjannabirds

Date

August 8, 2016

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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ckjannabirds

Date

July 25, 2016

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Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus

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kenchamberlain

Date

June 28, 2016 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Pik calls of a pair with drumming at 0:50 sec.
Hermit Thrush, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and others in background.

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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 (9.1 in) 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.
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