Gila Woodpecker

Distribution:

Found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States - from southeastern California, southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

Description:

The back and wings are spotted and barred with a black and white zebra-like pattern. The neck, throat, abdomen and head are greyish-tan.

Males can be identified by the small red cap on the top of the head, absent in the females and immature birds. 

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Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Eats
fruit
nuts
suet
sugar-water
sunflower-seed
Regions
arizona
baja california
california
mexico
nevada
new mexico
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
buzzing
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Color
tan
black
blackandwhite
Body Shape
tree-clinging
Size
medium
Order
woodpeckers, barbets, toucans, honeyguides - piciformes
woodpeckers and allies - picidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species