July 25, 2005
Cindy Marple saw this female Gila Woodpecker on a saguaro blossom in Gilbert, Arizona.
Marple used a Canon 20D digital SLR with a 500mm f/4 lens and a 1.4x extender to photograph the bird (Melanerpes uropygialis)
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in ArizonaSabino Canyon Recreation Area, Tucson, ArizonaDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.View photos of other woodpeckers:
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