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Gila Woodpecker

Posted by Edwin Bowe on October 6, 2021 at 10:36 am
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Location: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
Gila woodpeckers have a heavily barred back and wings. Their heads and bellies are tan. As indicated in this image, males have a red patch on the crown of the head. Also as shown in this image, gila woodpeckers commonly create a nest cavity in a saguaro cactus.