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    Gila Woodpecker

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    Gila Woodpecker

    Melanerpes uropygialis
    • ORDER: Piciformes
    • FAMILY: Picidae
    Basic Description

    A conspicuous resident in the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico, the Gila Woodpecker is a characteristic bird of the saguaro cactus forests.

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    Other Names
    • Carpintero del Desierto (Spanish)
    • Pic des saguaros (French)
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