Restricted to oak and pine-oak woodland and associated sycamore-walnut riparian areas.Back to top
Adult and larval insects, especially beetle larvae, fruits, and acorns.Back to top
Nest in cavity in trees; unlined.
|Clutch Size:||2-4 eggs|
|Condition at Hatching:||Hatch naked and helpless.|
Pries, probes, and flakes off bark more than excavates. Often forages near ground. Works up a tree then flies to base of next tree. Joins in mixed species foraging flocks.Back to top
Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of Arizona Woodpecker at 200,000, with 4% living in the U.S., and 96% in Mexico. They rate a 14 out of 20 on the Continental concern Score and are on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists bird species that are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without conservation action. Effects of human activity on numbers is hard to determine. Habitat loss in Mexico may be a problem. High levels of groundwater removal and grazing may have a negative effect.Back to top
Johnson, R. Roy, Lois T. Haight, J. David Ligon, Peter Pyle and Michael A. Patten. 2017. Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae), version 3.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative. 2014. The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.
Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.