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Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
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Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)

General Description: Arizona Woodpeckers (Picoides arizonae) are medium-sized woodpeckers with a solid brown back and wings. The face is white with a heavy black mustache mark and a large brown spot behind the eye. The underparts are white with black spots. Males have a bit of red on the back of the head.

Taxonomy: Piciformes, Picidae, Picinae. Formerly lumped with Strickland's Woodpecker, but now known to be a separate species.

Where to Find: Don't look for Arizona Woodpeckers around Las Vegas; rather, look for them in the pine-oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and south into Mexico.

Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Male
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Female
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae) Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Male at nest cavity
Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae)
Male entering nest cavity
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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