Arizona Woodpecker

Male Arizona WoodpeckerRange: Native to southern Arizona and New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico.

Description: Plumage is brown on top,  dark rump with white underparts speckled with brown spots, white wing bars, two white stripes across their face which join with another white bar on their neck.

Adult males can be identified by the red patch on the nape of their head which is lacking on females.

Call:   sharp, squeaky keech, and a rattle vocalizations of descending, grating notes.

For more information about this species, please visit the Arizona Woodpecker Species Page

Female Arizona Woodpecker

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Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
suet
Regions
arizona
mexico
new mexico
Tail Shape
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
oakpinewoodland
mountains
Forests
Color
brown
white
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
small
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Bird Species