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Gila woodpecker (male)
Melanerpes uropygialis

uropygialis
Male gila woodpecker. Ajo, AZ.

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: tan
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, cactus fruit, seeds, berries
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: red crown, barred tail and back
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: 44 Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: uropygialis

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