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Golden fronted woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons

Description:

This woodpecker is a male. It has a yellow spot in front of its' eyes around its bill. It has a yellow/orange nape, and a red crown. It has black and white barring on its' back, and a light tan breast.

Habitat:

Range: southwestern Oklahoma, Texas, Mexico, and as far south as Nicaragua. Nests in live and dead trees. Prefers mesquite trees, but has been found in (among other trees according to referenced links) pecan, live oak, and willow.

Notes:

Is omnivorous. Generally produce 2 broods per year with 4-7 eggs. Eggs are incubated by both parent birds. According to Allaboutbirds.org the oldest recorded bird of this kind was 5 years and 11 months old.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2018
Submitted on Jun 3, 2018

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