Golden-naped Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysauchen

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ming Alexander and Carole S. Griffiths


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Recommended Citation

Alexander, M. and C. S. Griffiths (2012). Golden-naped Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysauchen), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.