adult male, as told by red patch on crown (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Melanerpes aurifrons

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: part of a species-complex that also includes the Gila Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker among others.

dorsal view; barred back and yellow-orange nape (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)

male climbing a tree trunk (Mexico; 2009-01-09)

male posing (Mexico; 2009-01-09)

male perched on a flower bud (Mexico; 2009-01-09)