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Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii)

Woodpeckers Uncommon Year-Round
Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker, female - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker, male - Anaheim, CA
© Brad Singer

The Nuttall's Woodpecker is an uncommon year-round, breeding resident on campus. It can be seen anywhere on campus, but is most easily found by listening for its distinctive call: a high-pitched, rattled 'prrrrrrrrrrt'. It is a common resident in southern California woodlands from the coast to the mountains.

High Count: 4, Average Count: 1-2

The Nuttall's Woodpecker can be identified by its black and white plumage, with mostly white underparts and black upperparts with white barring. Males have a red patch on top of the head.