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Gila Woodpecker

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Alternate name
Melanerpes uropygialis Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
23cm               Length
Shrubland, forest, desert, garden & plantations below 1,550 m in Mexico & USA Habitat
4 eggs incubated in 14 days usually 2 clutches/year Clutch  
Saguaro & other cactus fruits, berries, seeds & insects. Food   Diet
584 World Number

Least Concern                                 


view photos Image January 19, 2008 by lselman all rights reserved

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Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

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Embedded sound Gila Woodpecker call (Melanerpes uropygialis)
Andrew Spencer XC34821
15-02-2009, United States
wpe25.jpg (4363 bytes) Gila Woodpecker call?
(Melanerpes uropygialis)
Todd Mark XC11557
11-10-2006, Mexico
Gila Woodpecker calls
(Melanerpes uropygialis)
Andrew Spencer XC17971
22-02-2008, United States
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