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Gila Woodpecker

Melanerpes uropygialis


The wings have black and white markings. The head is a pale brown. The eyes are hazy-red.


Hotel grounds...lovely, with lots of trees and nooks with small pools, bird baths and fountains. This tree was actually outside the hotel; along its boundary wall and a real bird magnet.


All thanks to Brian for following up research on ID.

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SukanyaDatta a year ago

Brian! Thanks so much for sparing so much time and effort...I had NOT even known about the Gila Woodpecker...(only the Gila monster.)

Brian38 a year ago

After researching more the Gila Woodpecker looks right. I saw this one before but Wikipedia's range was well north of your location. Cornell Lab of Ornithology has it much further south.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Brian, Thanks a lot...but this bird here does not seem to have a spotted or speckled breast/front.

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 30, 2019
Submitted on Jan 5, 2020

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