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 Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis)




Gila Woodpecker | Melanerpes uropygialis photo
Gila Woodpecker (Male), Riparian Preserve At The Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Gila Woodpecker | Melanerpes uropygialis photo
Gila Woodpecker (Female), Riparian Preserve At The Water Ranch, Gilbert, Phoenix, Arizona

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

GILA WOODPECKER FACTS

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Melanerpes
Species:uropygialis
Common Name:Gila 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)
  Black-cheeked Woodpecker (M. pucherani)