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Golden-fronted woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons


A common woodpecker found in central Texas and into eastern Mexico to northern Nicaragua. Barred black and white with a pale tan breast. Males have a yellow spot in front of the eyes, a red crown, and a yellow-orange nape.


Spotted foraging on a rotten tree at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas.


This species is omnivorous and eats a wide variety of food including insects, flying insects, seeds, berries, fruit, and acorns.

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Mission, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 12, 2020
Submitted on Dec 13, 2020

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