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Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysogenys

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Golden-cheeked Woodpeckers are found only in Mexico and are resident there year-round. They live in arid or semi-humid forests, plantations, and in partially open areas with patches of trees. Most often these woodpeckers reside in the middle and upper levels of the forest where they search for beetles, ants, fruits, and seeds by themselves or in pairs. The black eye patch and yellow on the cheek and chin help identify the Golden-cheeked Woodpecker in the field.

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

Recommended Citation

Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: