Nuttall's Woodpecker

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Common Name: Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Picoides nuttallii

Size: 6-7 inches (16-18cm)

Habitat: California oak woodlands between 1000’ to 2000’.

Status: Least concern. Global Population: 300,000 mature individuals . This species is considered vulnerable due to habitat loss. It also has limited distribution and sparse populations. This species is considered “Vulnerable”, so it’s on Audubon’s “Endangered” List.

Diet: Insects, beetle larvae and some fruit.

Breeding: Three to six white eggs are laid in 24-hour intervals. Nesting takes place in tree cavities.

Cool Facts: The Nuttall’s Woodpecker stays put. It’s endemic to California and only found in Oak woodlands in a narrow range of elevation. It doesn’t seem to like Conifers.

Nuttall’s often have two homes; their nesting home and their roosting home.

As a primary cavity nester, this species provides nest sites for many other species in these forests.

Found in Songbird ReMix Woodpeckers

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