C/S:   Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    Picoides scalaris
Av. Size:   6.5 in (16.5 cm)
Sounds:   sharp chiik or peek; kee-ki-krr (Howell/Webb)
Identifying Characteristics:   small, zebra-backed woodpecker; red cap; black stripes on face; white throad and chest sprinkled with black
Similar to/Compare with:   Nuthall's Woodpecker has more black, but species not found in the same area
Range:   throughout much of Mexico, Central America, and mid-South America
Habitat:   scrub forests and brush