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    Golden-fronted Woodpecker

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

    A stripe-backed woodpecker of Mexico and Central America, the Golden-fronted Woodpecker reaches the United States only in the brushlands and open woodlands of Texas and Oklahoma.

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    Other Names
    • Carpintero Cheje (Spanish)
    • Pic à front doré (French)
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