Gila Woodpecker

ID Info
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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 de Gila (Spanish)
  • Pic des saguaros (French)
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