brown and white plumage; streaky underparts (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

Arizona Woodpecker
Picoides arizonae

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: unusual among woodpeckers in that the plumage is mostly brown and white rather than black and white; range barely extends into the United States (southeastern Arizona); male has red on the nape that the female lacks.

dorsal view; uniform brown upperparts (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

male, as told by a red patch on the nape (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

frontal view (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)

female, as told by lack of red on nape (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)