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Common Name:Woodpecker, Gila
Scientific Name:Melanerpes, uropygialis
Area:Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona
Date:December 22, 2009

Shown here is a male on the left with his red cap and a female on the right. Gila Woodpeckers are about three inches smaller than Northern Flickers, or about the size of a Robin.

Reference:National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America / Western Birds by Farrand