adult male, as told by red crown patch (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-29)

Gila Woodpecker
Melanerpes uropygialis

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a desert Woodpecker closely related to Red-bellied Woodpecker and Golden-fronted Woodpecker; often nests in cavities in seguaro cacti.

nest (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-29)

male; note barring on back (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)

female, as told by absence of red crown patch (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)

bird next to her saguaro nest (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-26)