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 Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)




Black-cheeked Woodpecker | Melanerpes pucherani photo
Black-cheeked Woodpecker at Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica

Photograph by Jerry Oldenettel. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER FACTS

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Melanerpes
Species:pucherani
Common Name:Black-cheeked Woodpecker


Relatives in same Genus
  Golden-fronted Woodpecker (M. aurifrons)
  Red-bellied Woodpecker (M. carolinus)
  Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (M. chrysogenys)
  Red-headed Woodpecker (M. erythrocephalus)
  Acorn Woodpecker (M. formicivorus)
  Lewis's Woodpecker (M. lewis)
  Gila Woodpecker (M. uropygialis)