English : Golden-fronted woodpecker
French : Pic à front doré
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Total length of 26 cm for a weight of 99 g. The species has black and white irregular bands on wings and undertail. Breast and belly light beige. Orange-red patch on nape, yellow forehead. Male has bright red crown patch.
Range and habitat
The species occurs from south-central USA (Oklahoma) to Texas, south to northern Mexico. Lives in semi arid and arid areas with sparse trees and woodland, to 2500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is locally abundant and usually common within its range. Habitat alteration can cause local declines but the species is adaptable.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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