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Black-backed Woodpecker discovered by Lessa (#515)

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Sighting Info

Observed: February 20, 2011 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: March 2, 2011 @ 11:11 AM (diff: 10 days)
These are normally associated with burned-over stands; they like to eat insects in standing dead trees, and their black back helps them blend in with charred bark. I did not get a picture, though someone skiing along came by and snapped one on her cell phone.

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