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Arizona Woodpecker

Pic d'Arizona

Picoides arizonae

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7.5" 19cm 14" 35.6cm 1.6 oz 45.4g Picidae Picoides arizonae

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Arizona Woodpecker

Distribution: The Arizona Woodpecker was once known as the Strickland's Woodpecker and is a bird species still found in southern Mexico. This soft brown-coloured woodpecker is found mostly in southeast Arizona, located in what is called the Sky islands. These are tall mountains rising from the desert floor and some are higher than 10,000 ft. These woodpeckers can be seen in locations near Tucson. This woodpecker is common around backyard feeders and has a fancy for peanut butter that has been spread onto the bark of a tree.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds