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Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
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Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)

General Description: Gila Woodpeckers (Melanerpes uropygialis) are medium-sized woodpeckers of the Saguaro Cactus woodlands of southern Arizona and points southward into Mexico. The back has black-and-white bars and the head, neck, and underparts are brown. Males have a fancy little red cap on the top of the head.

Taxonomy: Piciformes, Picidae, Picinae.

Favored Habitat: Saguaro woodlands.

Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)

Where to Find: Don't look for Gila Woodpeckers around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on trips to southern Arizona, the southeast corner of California, and southward.

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Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Gila Woodpecker male
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Gila Woodpecker male
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
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Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Notice the yellow belly
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Notice the yellow belly
Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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