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SPECIES INFO

The Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, in the western, and southwestern coastal strip, and the mountains of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Description

Black-and-white barred back, rump, and untacs; mostly pale gray underparts with yellow-tinged belly; small black eye patch; faint yellowishwash on ear patch (cheeks); red crown; yellow forehead and nape. Female, similar but crown pale gray and black, not red

Source
  • BirdLife International 2004. Melanerpes chrysogenys. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

External links
  • Golden-cheeked Woodpecker photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
  • Photo www.nashvillezoo.org
  • Photo-High Res; Article tropicalbirding


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