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Carpintero enmascarado

Melanerpes chrysogenys

Description:

Melanerpes chrysogenys is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, in the western, and southwestern coastal strip on the Pacific Ocean, and the western bordering regions of mountains of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Black-and-white barred back, rump, and untacs; mostly pale gray underparts with yellow-tinged belly; small black eye patch; faint yellowish wash on ear patch (cheeks); red crown; yellow forehead and nape. Female, similar but crown pale gray and black, not red.

Habitat:

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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2 Comments

Tavo
Tavo 9 years ago

IN NATURE RESERVE ARE CHAMELA-CUIXMALA IN JALISCO, MEXICO

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome series! Were you tagging this bird?

Tavo
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Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 19, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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