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.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
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
- BirdLife International 2004. Melanerpes chrysogenys. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
- Golden-cheeked Woodpecker photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
- Photo www.nashvillezoo.org
- Photo-High Res; Article tropicalbirding
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