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.