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Gray-breasted Woodpecker Melanerpes hypopolius

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Gray-breasted Woodpeckers are found only in southwestern Mexico and are resident there year-round. They prefer open or partially open arid areas that contain cacti or other vegetation. These woodpeckers forage in groups of 3-10 for fruit and insects like termites and cicadas. They forage at all levels and often even flycatch. Grey-breasted Woodpeckers are cooperative breeders and nest colonially in trees or cacti.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Gray-breasted Woodpecker (Melanerpes hypopolius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/grbwoo1